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A wonderful survey of the history of mathematics, emphasizing its relationship with the ambient culture.
Having been given the sum of two numbers,a, and the difference of their squares,b, find the numbers.

In this collection of essays on modern trends and issues in the history of mathematics, consideration of mathematics history in the classroom is often more theoretical than practical.

A compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.
A circle is inscribed in an isosceles trapezoid. Find the relationship of the radius to the sides.
Essays on how number has been critical to the work of scientists through the ages.
Three men have a pile of money, their shares being 1/2, 1/3 and 1/6. Each man takes some money from the pile until nothing is left.
The classic work by Dirk Struik is still worth reading, especially for its attention to the social context of the development of mathematical ideas.
The steamer, Katie, leaves the wharf at New Orleans and runs an average speed of 15 mph. When Katie had gone 25 miles, the steamer R.E. Lee leaves the wharf and runs the average speed of 18 mph. How far will the Lee go before she overtakes the Katie?
In a square box that contains 1000 marbles, how many will it take to reach across the bottom of the box in a straight row?

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