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The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.
A cylindrical tin tomato can is to be made which shall have a given capacity. Find what should be the ratio of the height to the radius of the base that the smallest possible amount of tin shall be required.
A discussion of why we use "e" to represent the base of the natural logarithm system.
A powerful, unvanquished, excellent black snake, 80 angulas in length, enters into a hole at the rate of 7 1/2 angulas in 5/14 of a day, and in the course of a day its tail grows 11/4 of an angula.
Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.
This conference takes place in 2006 at Pennsylvania State University, Erie.
Having been given the sum of two numbers,a, and the difference of their squares,b, find the numbers.
In a forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?
A circle is inscribed in an isosceles trapezoid. Find the relationship of the radius to the sides.
Greek ladders for approximating square roots may be more ancient than the ancient Greeks. Students at any level can appreciate their beauty and simplicity. Those who have studied calculus can compare them with Newton's Method for approximating roots.