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A merchant woman buys and sells apples and pears for Denaros. How much did she invest in apples; how much in pears?
A collection of the Kenneth May lectures in the history of mathematics given at meetings of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
Find the greatest value of y in the equation a4 x2= (x2 + y2)3.
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?
Two officers each have a company of men, the one has 40 less than the other.
An old Chinese general led his army to a river with a steep bank. Standing atop the bank, he held a stick 6 feet long perpendicular to himself.
A book connecting mathematics to mysticism, but not recommended.
The author presents five modules based on mathematics from medieval Islamic cultures for use in a variety of high school and college mathematics courses.
Prove that if the sums of the square opposite sides of any quadrilateral are equal, its diagonals interect at right angles.
This meeting, held in conjunction with the NCTM Annual Meeting, will be dedicated to the memory of Karen Dee Michalowicz.