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On an expedition to seize his enemy's elephants, a king marched 2 yojanas the first day.

Mesopotamian accounting evolved from simple clay token counters to a number-recording system that included impressions of these tokens on clay tablets.

This is a regular monthly colloquium meeting at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY
A series of circles have their centers on an equilateral hyperbola and pass through its center. Show that their envelope is a lemniscate.
A translation from the original Greek of a manuscript on magic squares by the Byzantine scholar Manuel Moschopoulos, written about 1315
This is the title page of the 1779 edition of the works of Isaac Newton known at that time. Note that this is a much shorter book than the recent eight volume collection of Newton's mathematical papers, edited by Derek Whiteside.
A cat sitting on a wall 4 cubits high saw a rat prowling 8 cubits from the foot of the wall;
A vessel is anchored in 3 fathoms of water and the cable passes over a sheave in the bowspirt which is 6 ft above the water.
A barrel has various holes in it. The fist hole empties the barrel in three days...

A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

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