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A square circumscribed about a given circle is double in area to a square inscribed in the same circle. True of false? Prove your answer.
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.

An excellent and careful study of matrix methods for solving systems of linear equations in first century China.

In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
Title page from the Ars Magna, by Gerolamo Cardano, published in 1545. Engraved portrait of the author. First printed text of algebraic solution of cubic equations.
A person has a circular yard that is 150 ft. in diameter, and wishes a walk of equal width made round it within the fence...
Prove that if the sums of the square opposite sides of any quadrilateral are equal, its diagonals interect at right angles.
The dimensions of a rectangular box in inches are expressed by three consecutive numbers. The surface of the box is 292 square inches. Find the dimensions.
This 1989 revision of the 1969 NCTM yearbook still provides wonderful suggestions for using the history of mathematics in the classroom.

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