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There is a log of precious wood 18 feet long whose bases are 5 feet and 2.5 feet in circumference. Into what lengths should the log be cut to trisect its volume?
There is a tree with 100 branches. How many nests, eggs and birds are there?
Find two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27.
Page 9, Images from Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Burkholder, Butzer, Calderon, Chern, et al
If 12 cattle eat up 3 1/3 acres of meadow in 4 weeks and 21 cattle eat up 10 acres of exactly similar meadow in 9 weeks, how many cattle shall eat up 36 acres in 18 weeks? (Hint: The grass continues to grow.)
This work discusses the people who solved some of Hilbert's problems from 1900, as well as the mathematics involved in the solutions.
The Arithmetic of Boethius (480-524) dates from the early sixth century. This page is from a mansucript (Plimpton MS 165) that dates from approximately 1294, written on vellum.
The story of Gerbert, who became Pope Sylvester II in 999, and his mathematics.
A new history of mathematics text which asks lots of questions about the history and the mathematics.
A collection of short pieces detailing how Euler solved a particular mathematics problem.