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The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.
There is a number which when divided by 2, or 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 always has a remainder of 1 and is truly divisible by 7. It is sought what is the number?
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
A discussion of aspects of Leonardo of Pisa's Book of Squares.
Given a rectangle, find the line through one vertex of minimum length that passes through the extensions of the two opposite sides.
A lady has two silver cups, and only one cover for both. The first cup weighs 16 oz, and when it is covered it weighs 3 times as much as the second cup; but when the second cup is covered, it weighs 4 times as much as the first.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
A collection of articles on using the history of mathematics of the past 200 years in the undergraduate classroom.
The history of apportionment of representatives in the U.S. Congress, from the 1790s until today, along with a discussion of the mathematics involved in the various methods.

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