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A castle has n rooms each of which has 7 samurai in it.

How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students

A barrel has various holes in it. The fist hole empties the barrel in three days...
A guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind and the host rides off to catch up with the guest once he discovers the clothes. Assuming the host rides without stop tell how far he can go in a day?
A historically minded textbook designed to teach real analysis by considering some of the problems faced by 19th century mathematicians.
Title page from the Ars Magna, by Gerolamo Cardano, published in 1545. Engraved portrait of the author. First printed text of algebraic solution of cubic equations.
A man agreed to pay for 13 valuable houses worth $5000 each, what the last would amount to, reckoning 7 cents for the first, 4 times 7 cents for the second, and so on, increasing the price 4 times on each to the last.
Suppose that the propability of success in an experiment is 1/10. How many trials of the experiment are necessary to insure even odds on it happening at least once?
A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.
Page 7, Who's That Mathematician: Images from the Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection: Blackwell, Halmos, Boas, Bollobas, Bombieri, Mumford, Bonsall, Rankin

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