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This unique and beautiful book features the biographies of twenty-two notable female mathematicians and scientists, showing how their determination, creativity, and intellectual passion helped them excel in their fields.
A tree 100 units high is 200 units distant from a well; from this tree one monkey climbs down and goes to the well...
The symposium this year will discuss Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.
A certain man had in his trade four weights with which he could weigh integral pounds from one up to 40. How many pounds was each weight?
A method for extracting square roots used in Italy through the 18th century was introduced in a manuscript by the 12th century mathematician al-Hassar.
The work of the great Renaissance artist/scientist Leonardo da Vinci can be taught in secondary schools through an integrated approach of several disciplines. This article explores the approach of the Ross School.
Chuquet claimed that if given positive numbers a, b, c, d then (a + b) / (c + d) lies between a/c and b/d. Is he correct? Prove your answer
You have two sums of money, the difference of which is 2 dirhams; you divide the smaller sum by the larger and the quotient is equal to 1/2. What are the two sums of money?
Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.
A general mathematics website with much information on the history of mathematics.