# Convergence articles

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You have two sums of money, the difference of which is 2 dirhams; you divide the smaller sum by the larger and the quotient is equal to 1/2. What are the two sums of money?

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

A new collection of original source materials in the mathematics of five civilizations.
A seminar of faculty from colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area, meeting monthly at Villanova University.
A history of attempts to solve cubic and higher degree polynomial equations, including the notions of group theory and their relationship to the idea of symmetry.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
A website with links to information about numerous topics in the history of mathematics.
The history of apportionment of representatives in the U.S. Congress, from the 1790s until today, along with a discussion of the mathematics involved in the various methods.
Now there are six-headed four legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds. Find the total number of animals and birds.
A ladder has 100 steps. On the first step sits 1 pigeon; on the second, 2; on the third, 3; and so on up to the hundredth. How many pigeons in all?