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Convergence Advisory Board 2004-2009

This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

The three sides of a triangular piece of land, taken in order, measure 15, 10, and 13 chains respectively.
If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?
As this biography reveals, Servois fought in battles for Paris and for the foundations of calculus.
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
Collection of historical articles that appeared in Consortium, the newsletter of COMAP.
Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the length of those sides.