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As for a square piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits, if it is said to you, "Cause it to make a piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits that is round," what is the required diameter?
A history of attempts to develop formulas expressing the sums of powers of the first n positive integers from the Pythagoreans to Jakob Bernoulli. With exercises.
A number is required; that the square shall be equal to twice the cube.
Given four integers where if added together three at a time their sums are: 20, 22, 24, and 27. What are the integers?
How much does Landowner A give to each worker knowing Landowner B gives a certain amount more and has few workers.
A five-volume set of biographies of mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century, aimed at secondary students.
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.
Two men rent a pasture for 100 liras on the understanding that two cows are to be counted as being equivalent to three sheep. The first puts in 60 cows and 85 sheep; the second 80 cows and 100 sheep. How much should each pay?

A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.

The Midwest History of Mathematics Conference will take place in the Reinhart Center of Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on October 3 and 4, 2008.