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In a forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?

The copybooks of two young men reveal very different purposes in learning geometry.

Given a wooden log of diameter 2 feet 5 inches from which a 7 inch thick board is to be cut, what is the maximum possible width of the board?
An analysis of James Gregory's proof of the Pappus-Guldin theorem, along with the original documents both in Latin and English.
There are many historical sessions during the 2007 summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.
I wish to find three numbers of such nature that the first and the second with 1/2 of the third makes 20...
The dimensions of a rectangular box in inches are expressed by three consecutive numbers. The surface of the box is 292 square inches. Find the dimensions.
Two men start walking at the same time and travel a distance. One is walking faster and completes the journey sooner. How fast did each man travel?
Essays on various aspects of mathematical thought by prominent mathematicians of the past century.
A father left $20,000 to be divided among his four sons ages 6, 8, 10, and 12 years respectively so that each share placed at 4 1/2 compounded interest should amount to the same value when its possessor becomes the age 21.

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