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I have two fields of grain. From the first field I harvest 2/3 a bushel of grain/unit area; from the second, 1/2 bushel/unit area.
A collection of short pieces detailing how Euler solved a particular mathematics problem.
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...
Tartaglia's method for solving cubics, which he eventually explained to Cardano.

The author uses her poem, 'The Enigmatic Number e,' to show how poetry about the history of mathematics can be used to enrich and enliven mathematics instruction.

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?
Three men have a pile of money, their shares being 1/2, 1/3 and 1/6. Each man takes some money from the pile until nothing is left.
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?
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.
Four episodes in the history of geometry are discussed, where dynamic geometry helps in understanding the ideas.

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