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Suppose that the propability of success in an experiment is 1/10. How many trials of the experiment are necessary to insure even odds on it happening at least once?
A man plants 4 kernels of corn, which at harvest produce 32 kernels: these he plants the second year; now supposing the annual increase to continue 8 fold, what would be the produce of the 15th year, allowing 1000 kernels to a pint?

A study of the solution of quartic equations in Cardano's Ars Magna and in the work of Euler and Descartes.

This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.
A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
Posters illustrating mathematics concepts in such places as China, Japan, India, and the Americas.
Knowing the base, b, and the altitude, a, of a triangle. Find the expression for a side of the inscribed square.
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
Website containing much information on mathematical symbolism and terminology, as well as portraits of mathematicians from postage stamps.
Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.