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Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible.

The first arithmetic book published in England was a 1522 Latin text by Cuthbert Tunstall.

Leonard and Thomas Digges applied mathematics to the science of war, including, as illustrated here, for troop formation.

Images from <em>De revolutionibus,</em> the book of Nicolaus Copernicus in which he presented his heliocentric theory, arguing that the planets, including the Earth, rotated about the Sun

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

Find two numbers, x and y, such that their sum is 10 and x/y + y/x = 25
One military horse cannot pull a load of 40 dan; neither can 2 ordinary horses, nor can three inferior horses.
In how many ways can a vowel and a consonant be chosen out of the word "logarithms?"
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?
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?

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