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As this biography reveals, Servois fought in battles for Paris and for the foundations of calculus.
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the length of those sides.
This is an invited working conference as part of the ICMI Study Series.
Mathematics is often referred to today as the "science of patterns." But has this always been true historically, or is this something that happened in recent times? The question is discussed here with reference to the work of Euclid and Jacob Steiner.
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.
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?

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The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.