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Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.

X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?

A comparison of the Greek and Chinese approach to the idea of similarity.

A circle is inscribed in an isosceles trapezoid. Find the relationship of the radius to the sides.
Here is the title page of part I of the General Trattato di Numeri (General Treatise on Number and Measure) (1556) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1500-1557). This is an extensive work on elementary mathematics that was popular in Italy for several decades after its publication.

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This is a regular monthly colloquium meeting at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY
In a square box that contains 1000 marbles, how many will it take to reach across the bottom of the box in a straight row?
A vessel is anchored in 3 fathoms of water and the cable passes over a sheave in the bowspirt which is 6 ft above the water.
A fellow said that when he counted his nuts by twos, threes, fours, fives and sixes, there was still one left over; but when he counted them by sevens they came out even. How many did he have?

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