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A translation of part of a thirteenth century work by the Byzantine monk Maximus Planudes on the Hindu-Arabic numerals and the algorithms for calculation.
The square of a certain number multiplied by itself and by 200 is 446,976. What is the number?
A tree is 20 feet tall and has a circumference of 3 feet. There is a vine that winds seven equally spaced times around the tree and reaches the top. What is the length of the vine?

Nine examples of using history in the mathematics classroom -- for those who read French!

A collection of original texts to help students learn some important areas of mathematics.
A survey of this theorem's 4000 year history, with applications to many fields.
A man has four creditors. To the first he owes 624 ducats; to the second, 546; to the third, 492; and to the fourth 368.
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
An excellent book surveying the history of the philosophy of mathematics from the time of Plato to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A rifle ball is fired through a three-inch plank, the resistance of which causes an unknown constant retardation of its velocity.

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