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Suppose a ladder 60 feet long is placed in a street so as to reach a window 37 feet above the ground on one side of the street...
Page from al-Khwarizmi's algebra text written in about 825. The proof of the rule for solving a quadratic equation of the form "squares plus roots equal numbers".
Find two numbers, x and y, such that their sum is 10 and x/y + y/x = 25
A man plants 4 kernels of corn, which at harvest produce 32 kernels: these he plants the second year; now supposing the annual increase to continue 8 fold, what would be the produce of the 15th year, allowing 1000 kernels to a pint?
Collection of historical articles that appeared in Consortium, the newsletter of COMAP.
In how many ways can a vowel and a consonant be chosen out of the word "logarithms?"
If two Post-boys, A and B at 59 miles distance from one another, set out in the morning in order to meet...
Cantor's work on Fourier series provides historical motivation for the study of point-set topology.
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 railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?

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