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A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?
There is a log 18 feet long, the diameter of the extremities being 1 ft and 2.6 ft respectively...
Two men have a certain amount of money. The first says to the second, "If you give me 5 denari, I will have 7 times what you have left."
What proportions of sugar at 8 cents, 10 cents and 14 cents per pound, will compose a mixture worth 12 cents per pound?

The author uses her poem, 'The Enigmatic Number e,' to show how poetry about the history of mathematics can be used to enrich and enliven mathematics instruction.

If you are h feet tall and walk all the way around the Earth, keeping to the same circumference, how much farther has your head gone than your feet when you complete the journey?
Three men have a pile of money, their shares being 1/2, 1/3 and 1/6. Each man takes some money from the pile until nothing is left.
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Given right triangle ABC where C is the right angle, ellipse O (a,b) is inscribed in it, with its major axis parallel to BC. Calculate the semi-major axis, a, in terms of AC, BC and b.
A translation of part of a thirteenth century work by the Byzantine monk Maximus Planudes on the Hindu-Arabic numerals and the algorithms for calculation.