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An introduction to the priority dispute between Euler and D'Alembert relating to several mathematical ideas that both worked on in the 1740s and 1750s.

A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.

Here is the title page of part I of the General Trattato di Numeri (General Treatise on Number and Measure) (1556) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1500-1557). This is an extensive work on elementary mathematics that was popular in Italy for several decades after its publication.
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?
To find three quantities x.y, and z...
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
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?
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.

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