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The Arithmetic of Boethius (480-524) dates from the early sixth century. This page is from a mansucript (Plimpton MS 165) that dates from approximately 1294, written on vellum.
A man and his wife drink a barrel of wine at different rates. Find the rate it takes both of them together to drink the wine.
A mouse is at the top of a poplar tree 60 braccia high, and a cat is on the ground at its foot. The mouse decends 1/2 a braccia a day and at night it turns back 1/6 of a braccia.
In Archimedes' Book of Lemmas (ca 250), he introduces a figure that, due to its shape, has historically been known as "the shoemaker's knife" or arbelos.
A woodcutter starts to fell a tree 4 feet in diameter, and cuts half way through. One face of the cut is horizontal, and the other face is inclined to the horizontal at an angle of 45 degrees. Find the volume of the wood cut out.
A collection of biographies of sixty mathematicians from the eighteenth century to the twentieth.
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The most popular and authoritative arithmetic book in late 17th and 18th century England, it stayed in print for 100 years.
A new history of mathematics in ancient Mesopotamia, concentrating on its social aspects.
A castle has n rooms each of which has 7 samurai in it.