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A tree is 20 feet tall and has a circumference of 3 feet. There is a vine that winds seven equally spaced times around the tree and reaches the top. What is the length of the vine?
There are many historical sessions during the 2007 summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.
A four-sided town measures 1100 feet on one side and 1000 feet on the other side, on one edge 600 and the other edge 600.
Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.
I wish to find three numbers of such nature that the first and the second with 1/2 of the third makes 20...
What is the sum of the following series, carried to infinity: 11, 11/7, 11/49, etc.?
A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
Given: a circle with an inscribed equilateral triangle. The triangle has an area of 12 square units. What is the area of the circle?
Aspects of classical Greek mathematics are compared with areas of Babylonian mathematics.