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A certain slave fled from Milan to Naples going 1/10 of the whole journey each day. At the beginning of the third day, his master sent a slave after him and this slave went 1/7 of the whole journey each day.
A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
There are many historical sessions during the 2007 summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.
Page 8, Images from the Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Armand Borel, Karol Borsuk, Raoul Bott, William Browder, H. Arlen Brown, and R. Creighton Buck
Given a rectangle, find the line through one vertex of minimum length that passes through the extensions of the two opposite sides.
I wish to find three numbers of such nature that the first and the second with 1/2 of the third makes 20...
Page from the table of contents of Robert Recorde's The Grounde of Artes (1543) in which is outlined the first dialogue. This dialogue deals with some of the elements of arithmetic, including the basic operations and the use of the rule of three (or the Golden rule).
A new edition of a classic work on number theory.
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