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A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.
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?
A set of four posters dealing with the Pythagorean Theorem, infinity, prime numbers, and the history of pi.
The cost per hour of running a certain steamboat is proportional to the cube of its velocity in still water. At what speed should it be run to make a trip up stream against a four-mile current most economically?
A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
A reprint of the 32nd yearbook of the NCTM, dealing with developments in mathematics education in the U.S. and Canada. In particular, it gives a history of the various reform movements up to the publication date of 1980.
History of Maya calendars, including the modified base 20 number system used in them
This is page 167 from the Exercitationes mathematicae (1657) of Frans van Schooten (1615-1660). This book contained a collection of mathematical construction problems, among much else. It was one of the books read by Isaac Newton while he was a student at Cambridge University and helped to introduce him to modern mathematics. On this page we see a construction enabling one to find the distance across a river.
The MAA's annual summer Mathfest will take place in Knoxville, TN from August 10-12, 2006.
Prove geometrically that the hypocycloid is a straight line when the radius of the rolling circle is one-half the radius of the fixed circle.

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