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An official asks a woman why she has so many bowls to wash. The woman explains that she had dinner guests who ate meat, rice, and soup. Judging by the number of bowls, how many guests were there?
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
A new sourcebook containing the works in their original form along with a translation and a brief commentary.
The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held in New Orleans, LA from January 5-8, 2007.
Given: a circle with an inscribed equilateral triangle. The triangle has an area of 12 square units. What is the area of the circle?
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.
Using the history of mathematics in a college algebra class has had significant positive effects on student learning.
A study of the rise of English algebra from the Medieval period to the end of the seventeenth century.
After completing this assignment on Simon Stevin's treatment of decimal fractions in his 1585 De Thiende, the author's preservice mathematics teachers understood why our usual procedure for multiplying such fractions works.
Two MAA PREP Workshops in the History of Mathematics will be offered in June at the MAA Headquarters in Washington, DC.