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When knowing the sum of their ages along with another equation, determine how old a father and son are.
Using the history of mathematics in a college algebra class has had significant positive effects on student learning.
I owe a man the following notes: one of $800 due May 16; one of$660 due on July 1; one of $940 due Sept. 29. He wishes to exchange them for two notes of$1200 each and wants one to fall due June 1. When should the other be due?
Two MAA PREP Workshops in the History of Mathematics will be offered in June at the MAA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
One military horse cannot pull a load of 40 dan; neither can 2 ordinary horses, nor can three inferior horses.
If a ladder, placed 8 ft. from the base of a building 40 ft. high, just reached the top, how far must it be placed from the base of the building that it may reach a point 10 ft. from the top?
Portraits of 92 living mathematicians, with autobiographical comments.
A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.
Two bicyclists travel in opposite directions around a quarter-mile track and meet every 22 seconds. When they travel in the same direction on this track, the faster passes the slower once every 3 minutes and 40 seconds. Find the rate of each rider

A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".