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A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars;
A superb collection of articles by experts on various areas of the history of analysis, from the Greeks to modern times.
Where does pi come from? Why should we be interested in negative numbers, or square roots of negative numbers? How did people ever figure out the quadratic formula? A truly wonderful reference for teachers at all levels.
Page 6: Images from the Paul Halmos Photo Collection of Abram Besicovitch, R. H. Bing, Burton W. Jones, Garrett Birkhoff, Abolghassem Ghaffari, Errett Bishop, and Max Black
This is the title page of the Margarita philosophica (Pearl of Wisdom) of Gregor Reisch (1467 - 1525). The first edition was published in 1503. This work was used as a university textbook in the early sixteenth century.
Two bicyclists travel in opposite directions around a quarter-mile track and meet every 22 seconds. When they travel in the same direction on this track, the faster passes the slower once every 3 minutes and 40 seconds. Find the rate of each rider
The symposium this year will discuss Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.
Now there is a wall 5 feet thick and two rats tunnel from opposite sides.
A certain man had in his trade four weights with which he could weigh integral pounds from one up to 40. How many pounds was each weight?
The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.

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