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The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.
There is a number which when divided by 2, or 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 always has a remainder of 1 and is truly divisible by 7. It is sought what is the number?
A discussion of aspects of Leonardo of Pisa's Book of Squares.
When knowing the sum of their ages along with another equation, determine how old a father and son are.
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I owe a man the following notes: one of $800 due May 16; one of $660 due on July 1; one of $940 due Sept. 29. He wishes to exchange them for two notes of $1200 each and wants one to fall due June 1. When should the other be due?
A lady has two silver cups, and only one cover for both. The first cup weighs 16 oz, and when it is covered it weighs 3 times as much as the second cup; but when the second cup is covered, it weighs 4 times as much as the first.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
A collection of articles on using the history of mathematics of the past 200 years in the undergraduate classroom.
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.

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