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A novel about Pythagoras and his followers
Two cog-wheels, one having 26 cogs, and the other 20 cogs, run together. In how many revolutions of the larger wheel will the smaller gain in 12 revolutions?
This website devoted to miscellanea about Archimedes contains much interesting material about his life and times.

A collection of images of historical texts and tools to share with your students

After a terrible battle it is found that 70% of the soldiers have lost an eye.
A survey of the attempts to prove Kepler's conjecture over the past 400 years.
Four men already having denari found a purse of denari; each man has a different amount of denari before they found the purse. Find out how much denari each man has.
A round pond sits in a rectangular garden. Its center is inaccessible; however, you know the distances from each corner of the garden to the center of the pond: 60, 52, 28, and 40 yards. What is the radius of the pond?
As this biography reveals, Servois fought in battles for Paris and for the foundations of calculus.
On a day in spring a boy has gathered cherry blossoms under a cherry tree. Nearby a poet is reading some of his poems aloud. As he reads, the boy counts out the cherry blossoms, one blossom for each word of a poem.

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