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A water tub holds 73 gallons; the pipe which fills it usually admits 7 gallons in 5 minutes; and the tap discharges 20 gallons in 17 minutes.
A cat sitting on a wall 4 cubits high saw a rat prowling 8 cubits from the foot of the wall;

An introduction to the prime numbers in many of their aspects.

Page 9, Images from Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Burkholder, Butzer, Calderon, Chern, et al
A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.
The Arithmetic of Boethius (480-524) dates from the early sixth century. This page is from a mansucript (Plimpton MS 165) that dates from approximately 1294, written on vellum.
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?
There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.

Convergence Advisory Board 2004-2009

There are many historical sessions during the 2007 summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.