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A discussion of a collaborative effort in Italy to produce materials enabling secondary school teachers to use the history of mathematics in the classroom.
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?
To find three quantities x.y, and z...
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.
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.
There is a circle from within which a square is cut, the remaining portion having an area of 47.6255 square units.
Paul Halmos Photograph Collection, page 2: Arveson, Aschbacher, Askey, Lininger, Atiyah, Doob
This is the title page to Rene Descartes' Treatise on Method, with its three famous essays on Dioptrics, Meteorology, and Geometry. The third essay contains Descartes' treatment of analytic geometry as well as his theory of equations and his rule for finding the normal to a given curve.
Posters illustrating mathematics concepts in such places as China, Japan, India, and the Americas.
Two men have a certain amount of money. The first says to the second, "If you give me 5 denari, I will have 7 times what you have left."