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Determine the greatest cylinder that can be inscribed in a given cone.
A brief introduction to the life of John Napier, along with an animation of calculations using Napier's bones.
When knowing the sum of their ages along with another equation, determine how old a father and son are.
A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.
The Midwest History of Mathematics Conference will take place in the Reinhart Center of Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on October 3 and 4, 2008.
The authors provide descriptions of Maya calendar systems, photos of artifacts, examples of calendar conversions, and exercises for classroom use.
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I owe a man the following notes: one of $800 due May 16; one of $660 due on July 1; one of $940 due Sept. 29. He wishes to exchange them for two notes of $1200 each and wants one to fall due June 1. When should the other be due?
Now a pile of rice is against a wall, it has a base perimeter of 60 feet and a height of 12 feet.
A discussion of a collaborative effort in Italy to produce materials enabling secondary school teachers to use the history of mathematics in the classroom.
How does geometry begin? This work explores the origins of geometry in the work of artisans.

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