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Here is the title page of part I of the General Trattato di Numeri (General Treatise on Number and Measure) (1556) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1500-1557). This is an extensive work on elementary mathematics that was popular in Italy for several decades after its publication.
Two persons sat down to play for a certain sum of money; and agree that the first who gets three games shall be the winner. After a few games they resolve to divide the stakes. How much should each person receive?
Essays on how number has been critical to the work of scientists through the ages.
Given two circles tangent to each other and to a common line, determine a relationship between the radii and the distance between the tangent points.
The classic work by Dirk Struik is still worth reading, especially for its attention to the social context of the development of mathematical ideas.
In a right triangle, the hypotenuse is 9.434 and the sum of the sides around the right angle is 13. Find the lengths of the sides around the right angle.
These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.
The paperback reprint of this large collection of articles by experts on all aspects of the history and philosophy of mathematics.
A merchant woman buys and sells apples and pears for Denaros. How much did she invest in apples; how much in pears?
Apollonius found how to draw normals to an ellipse from points in the ellipse by using hyperbolas. A modern version is presented here.