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Two men starting from the same point begin walking in different directions. Their rates of travel are in the ratio 7:3.
A gentleman has bought a rectangular piece of land whose perimeter is to be 100 rods.
There is a garden is the shape of a rhombus whose side is 768.52 feet. Within the garden is an inscribed square flower bed whose side is 396 feet. What is the area of the garden?
A novel about Pythagoras and his followers
A man hired a horse in London at 3 pence a mile. He rode 94 miles due West to Bristol then due north to Chester, whence he returned toward London for 66 miles, which put him in Coventry.
A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.

A collection of images of historical texts and tools to share with your students

A cliff with a tower on its edge is observed from a boat at sea; find the height of the cliff and the tower.
Two circles of radii 25 feet intersect so that the distance between their centers is 30 feet. What is the length of the side of the largest square inscribable within their intersecting arcs?
The third part of a necklace of pearls, broken in a lover's quarrel, fell to the ground...

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