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There is a round fish pond of certain dimensions, and into the pond is dropped a marble column. How high will the water rise?
Two merchants, A and B, loaded a ship with 500 hhds (hogshead) of rum; A loaded 350 hhds, and B the rest; in a storm the seamen were obliged to throw overboard 100 hhds; how much must each sustain of the loss?
A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?
An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.
A collection of articles on mathematics in Europe from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.
In many sources, we see that Tartaglia has the surname Fontana. According to the author of this article, the co-discoverer of the cubic formula did not ever use that name.

Three images from Kepler's 1609 Astronomia Nova, the text in which he introduced his first two laws of planetary motion

If you are h feet tall and walk all the way around the Earth, keeping to the same circumference, how much farther has your head gone than your feet when you complete the journey?
This website devoted to miscellanea about Archimedes contains much interesting material about his life and times.

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