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X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?
The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
A man is walking across a bridge, when a boat passes under the bridge.How rapidly are the boat and the pedestrian separating after the boat passes under the bridge?

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.

A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
Suppose a lighthouse is built on the top of a rock; the distance between a place of observation and that part of the rock level with the eye is 620 yds.
Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.
A study of the rise of English algebra from the Medieval period to the end of the seventeenth century.
A collection of biographies of sixty mathematicians from the eighteenth century to the twentieth.
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