Suppose a ladder 60 feet long is placed in a street so as to reach a window 37 feet above the ground on one side of the street...

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A man plants 4 kernels of corn, which at harvest produce 32 kernels: these he plants the second year; now supposing the annual increase to continue 8 fold, what would be the produce of the 15th year, allowing 1000 kernels to a pint?

Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.

Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.

A translation of one of the earliest European mathematical texts to use the Hindu-Arabic number system.

Find two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27.

A brief history of mathematics aimed at college students with little technical knowledge of mathematics.

This work discusses the people who solved some of Hilbert's problems from 1900, as well as the mathematics involved in the solutions.

A collection of articles in the history of mathematics that appeared in journals of the Mathematical Association of America over the past 90 years.

Knowing the base, b, and the altitude, a, of a triangle. Find the expression for a side of the inscribed square.