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In a forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?
An extension of Al-Karaji's formula for the sum of the cubes by a 19th century Turkish author and journal editor
A certain gentleman ordered that 90 measures of grain were to be transported from his house to another, 30 leucas distant.
Given a wooden log of diameter 2 feet 5 inches from which a 7 inch thick board is to be cut, what is the maximum possible width of the board?
The work of ten scientists who thought deeply about patterns.
The earliest known example of a printed book on arithmetic, dates to 1478. Also known as the Art of Calculation.
There are two columns in the ruins of Persepolis left standing upright; one is 70 ft. above the plane, and the other 50 ft;
A portrait gallery of mathematicians, mostly taken from the collection at the Dibner Library of the Smithsonian, with permission.
Two men start walking at the same time and travel a distance. One is walking faster and completes the journey sooner. How fast did each man travel?