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There is a round fish pond of certain dimensions, and into the pond is dropped a marble column. How high will the water rise?
Find the area of the elliptical segment cut off parallel to the shorter axis;
A book connecting mathematics to mysticism, but not recommended.
A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?
A cylindrical tin tomato can is to be made which shall have a given capacity. Find what should be the ratio of the height to the radius of the base that the smallest possible amount of tin shall be required.
This meeting, held in conjunction with the NCTM Annual Meeting, will be dedicated to the memory of Karen Dee Michalowicz.

Mesopotamian accounting evolved from simple clay token counters to a number-recording system that included impressions of these tokens on clay tablets.

This is the title page of the 1779 edition of the works of Isaac Newton known at that time. Note that this is a much shorter book than the recent eight volume collection of Newton's mathematical papers, edited by Derek Whiteside.
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?
Having been given the sum of two numbers,a, and the difference of their squares,b, find the numbers.