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A summary of the history of the problem of finding the region of greatest area bounded by a given perimeter. This essay was a winner of the HOM SIGMAA student essay contest in 2006.
A sourcebook of original materials in the history of mathematics from ancient times to the early twentieth century.
Two persons sat down to play for a certain sum of money; and agree that the first who gets three games shall be the winner. After a few games they resolve to divide the stakes. How much should each person receive?
Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.
This is the title page of the 1640 printing of Galileo's Operation of the Geometrical and Military Compass, originally published privately in 1606. Galileo had invented a version of this geometrical compass a few years earlier and evidently gave copies of this manual to those who bought the compass. The compass had many uses, from performing square root calculations to determining ranges of cannons to solving surveying problems.
Given two circles tangent to each other and to a common line, determine a relationship between the radii and the distance between the tangent points.
This conference takes place in 2006 at Pennsylvania State University, Erie.
Two officers each have a company of men, the one has 40 less than the other.
An old Chinese general led his army to a river with a steep bank. Standing atop the bank, he held a stick 6 feet long perpendicular to himself.

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