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A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.

A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.

A merchant woman buys and sells apples and pears for Denaros. How much did she invest in apples; how much in pears?
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.
A book delving into the working of the mathematical mind.
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.
The annual meeting of the NCTM always contains sessions dealing with the history of mathematics and its use in teaching.
The author presents five modules based on mathematics from medieval Islamic cultures for use in a variety of high school and college mathematics courses.

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