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After completing this assignment on Simon Stevin's treatment of decimal fractions in his 1585 De Thiende, the author's preservice mathematics teachers understood why our usual procedure for multiplying such fractions works.
Two men start walking at the same time and travel a distance. One is walking faster and completes the journey sooner. How fast did each man travel?
The Euler Society was founded as the tercentennial of the birth of the prolific Swiss-born genius Leonhard Euler approaches. The 2006 meeting is the fifth annual meeting of the Society.
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
A father left $20,000 to be divided among his four sons ages 6, 8, 10, and 12 years respectively so that each share placed at 4 1/2 compounded interest should amount to the same value when its possessor becomes the age 21.
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
Arithmos seminars are 24-hour workshops on the classics of mathematics, read in the original, or in a scholarly English translation.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
In the figure at the left, if the radii of each inscribed circle is 1, what are the dimensions of the bounding rectangle?
A translation of one of the earliest European mathematical texts to use the Hindu-Arabic number system.