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This is the title page of the 1599 edition of the Rechenbuch of Simon Jacob (d. 1564), a Rechenmeister of the sixteenth century. This was a commercial arithmetic text, in which the basic laws of arithmetic were applied to many practical problems.
Suppose the area of an equilateral triangle be 600. The sides are required.
A biography of the geometer Donald Coxeter.
Having been given the perimeter and perpendicular of a right angled triangle, it is required to find the triangle.
There is a round fish pond of certain dimensions, and into the pond is dropped a marble column. How high will the water rise?
The incircle O(r) of triangle ABC touches AB at D, BC at E and AC at F. Find r in terms of AD, BE and CF.

Download the two winning essays to learn about using indivisibles to find the area under a cycloid arch in the 17th century and about the Radon transform and its use in x-ray tomography in the 20th century.
A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?
This is the title page of Isaac Barrow's Latin edition of the works of Archimedes, the first four books of Apollonius's Conics, and Theodosius's Spherica. It was published in 1675.
The Ohio Section Short Course will consider the use of original sources in teaching mathematics.

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