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A biography stressing Agnesi's deep commitment to help those in need.
A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.
Now there are 100 deers [being distributed] in a city. If one household has one deer there is a remainder...Find the number of households in the city.
There is a mound of earth in the shape of a frustum of a cone.
Thirty flasks-10 full, 10 half-empty, and 10 completely empty- are to be divided among 3 sons so that flasks and contents should be shared equally. How may this be done?
Knowing the base, b, and the altitude, a, of a triangle. Find the expression for a side of the inscribed square.
Website containing much information on mathematical symbolism and terminology, as well as portraits of mathematicians from postage stamps.

How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students

Title page from the Ars Magna, by Gerolamo Cardano, published in 1545. Engraved portrait of the author. First printed text of algebraic solution of cubic equations.
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?