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This is a page from an early printed edition of the Arithmetica of Jordanus de Nemore (early 13th century).
The third part of a necklace of pearls, broken in a lover's quarrel, fell to the ground...
A general formed his men into a square, that is, an equal number in rank and file, and he found that he had an excess of 59 men.
If a ladder, placed 8 ft. from the base of a building 40 ft. high, just reached the top, how far must it be placed from the base of the building that it may reach a point 10 ft. from the top?
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.
A merchant gave a university 2,814 ducats on the understanding that he was to be paid back 618 ducats per year for 9 years, at the end of which the 2,814 ducats should be considered as paid.
This is an invited working conference as part of the ICMI Study Series.

A detailed study of the cycles of the Mayan calendar, along with some other ancient calendars.

There is a lion in a well whose depth is 50 palms. He climbs and slips back a certain amount each day. In how many days will he get out of the well?