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A man has four creditors. To the first he owes 624 ducats; to the second, 546; to the third, 492; and to the fourth 368.
As this biography reveals, Servois fought in battles for Paris and for the foundations of calculus.
A thorough study of Benjamin Franklin's mathematical accomplishments, in particular his work on magic squares.
A rifle ball is fired through a three-inch plank, the resistance of which causes an unknown constant retardation of its velocity.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
Rabbits and pheasants are put in a basket.
In a forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?
Given a wooden log of diameter 2 feet 5 inches from which a 7 inch thick board is to be cut, what is the maximum possible width of the board?
The MAA's annual summer Mathfest will take place in Knoxville, TN from August 10-12, 2006.

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