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Two ants are 100 paces apart, crawling back and forth along the same path. The first goes 1/3 pace forward a day and returns 1/4 pace; the other goes forward 1/5 pace and returns 1/6 pace. How many days before the first ant overtakes the second?
Archimedes' use of the law of the lever to compute areas and volumes in The Method is discussed. Classroom ready examples are presented.
A new history of mathematics in ancient Mesopotamia, concentrating on its social aspects.
A man and his wife drink a barrel of wine at different rates. Find the rate it takes both of them together to drink the wine.
In Archimedes' Book of Lemmas (ca 250), he introduces a figure that, due to its shape, has historically been known as "the shoemaker's knife" or arbelos.
Prove that if the sums of the square opposite sides of any quadrilateral are equal, its diagonals interect at right angles.
The Euler Society was founded as the tercentennial of the birth of the prolific Swiss-born genius Leonhard Euler approaches. The 2006 meeting is the fifth annual meeting of the Society.
This 1989 revision of the 1969 NCTM yearbook still provides wonderful suggestions for using the history of mathematics in the classroom.
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.

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