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Page 8, Images from the Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Armand Borel, Karol Borsuk, Raoul Bott, William Browder, H. Arlen Brown, and R. Creighton Buck
A sourcebook of original materials in the history of mathematics from ancient times to the early twentieth century.
Page from the table of contents of Robert Recorde's The Grounde of Artes (1543) in which is outlined the first dialogue. This dialogue deals with some of the elements of arithmetic, including the basic operations and the use of the rule of three (or the Golden rule).
If an arc of 45 degrees on one circumference is equal to an arc of 60 degrees on another circle, what is the ratio of the areas of the circle?
A general formed his men into a square, that is, an equal number in rank and file, and he found that he had an excess of 59 men.
The purchase price for an apple and an orange is 100 yen. When n oranges and n + 3 apples are bought the price is 520 yen. Find the number n of oranges and the price of one orange.
The sum of two numbers is 10 and their product is 40. What are the numbers?
There is a circle from within which a square is cut, the remaining portion having an area of 47.6255 square units.
One person possesses 7 asavas horses, another 9 hayas horses, and another 9 camels. Each gives two animals away, one to each of the others.

Images of the first printed edition of Euclid's Elements