Collection (from 1614) of Roger Bacon's 13th century writings on applications of mathematics

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Collection (from 1614) of Roger Bacon's 13th century writings on applications of mathematics

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?

A general mathematics website with much information on the history of mathematics.

These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.

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?

One says that 10 garments were purchased by two men at a price of 72 dirhams. The garments varied in value. The price of each garment of one man is 3 dirhams more than the price for each garment of the other. How many garments did each man buy?

A new collection of original source materials in the mathematics of five civilizations.

In a right triangle, let the perpendicular be 5 and the sum of the base and hypotenuse 25. Find the lengths of the base and hypotenuse

A seminar of faculty from colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area, meeting monthly at Villanova University.

A journey through numbers from their earliest beginning in India to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles.