There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.

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There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.

Three people buy wood together. One pays the merchant 5 coins, another 3 coins, and the last 2 coins.

This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.

Gun metal of a certain grade is composed of 16% tin and 84% copper. How much tin must be added to 410 lbs. of this gun metal to make a composition of 18% tin?

The answer to the following question is obtained using as optimum strategy-the farmer is getting the "best deal" possible. Can you figure out the solution strategy?...

There are two numbers which are to each other as 5 and 6 and the sum of their squares is 2196. What are the numbers?

Page 12: Dilworth to Doob

Reprint of a classic biography of Gauss, with a new forward by Jeremy Gray.

The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.

Short sketches on how mathematicians work and think.