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A carpenter has undertaken to build a house in 20 days. He takes on another man and says; "If we build the house together, we can accomplish the work in 8 days!" How long would it take this other man to build the house working alone?
A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.

This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

The 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006, have many sessions in the history of mathematics and their use in teaching.
The most popular and authoritative arithmetic book in late 17th and 18th century England, it stayed in print for 100 years.

The copybooks of two young men reveal very different purposes in learning geometry.

Given the dimensions of an isosceles trapezoid find the length of the transversal drawn parallel to the bases that divides the trapezoid into 2 equal areas.
Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, 2 when divided by 3, 5, 7 respectively.
An analysis of James Gregory's proof of the Pappus-Guldin theorem, along with the original documents both in Latin and English.
A lively history of number systems and number theory from earliest times up to the notion of "infinity".