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The answer to the following question is obtained using as optimum strategy-the farmer is getting the "best deal" possible. Can you figure out the solution strategy?...
A biography of the 18th century author of an early calculus text, with some translations from the text.
The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.
Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, 2 when divided by 3, 5, 7 respectively.
A bridge is built across a river in 6 months by 45 men. It is washed away by the current. Required the number of workmen sufficient to build another of twice as much worth in 4 months.
The author compares Greek ladder, continued fraction, and Newton's Method approximations, noting that the Greek ladder easily gives both of Archimedes' famous bounds.
A survey of techniques of minimizing and maximizing over the centuries.
This is a description of the crosswalk from Convergence to Loci Convergence.
Whimsical posters of fifteen mathematicians with brief biographies.