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A woodcutter starts to fell a tree 4 feet in diameter, and cuts half way through. One face of the cut is horizontal, and the other face is inclined to the horizontal at an angle of 45 degrees. Find the volume of the wood cut out.
A study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
The development of 30 important mathematics subjects during the twentieth century made understandable to undergraduate mathematics majors.
Short biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities.
We sadly announce the untimely death of one of Convergence's editorial board members.
Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.
A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars;

This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

Given a pendulum as shown. The height of the pendulum is two units and its horizontal width is 2 units. What is the area of the pendulum?
The three sides of a triangular piece of land, taken in order, measure 15, 10, and 13 chains respectively.

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