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If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?
The expression 0^0 is usually called an indeterminate form. This article details the history of the meaning of this expression and concludes that, in some cases, we should evaluate it as 1.
There is a fish whose body weighs 8oz. Tell me how much the whole fish weighs?
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
In one day, a person can make 30 arrows or fletch [put the feathers on] 20 arrows.
Given a triangular piece of land having two sides 10 yards in length and its base 12 yards, what is the largest square that can be constructed within this piece of land so that one of its sides lies along the base of the triangle?
The movie Agora, about the mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 400 AD), is spectacular and intriguing but Hypatia should be portrayed as the hero she was.
This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.
The annual meeting of the NCTM contains numerous sessions dealing with the history of mathematics.
A guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind and the host rides off to catch up with the guest once he discovers the clothes. Assuming the host rides without stop tell how far he can go in a day?