There are two numbers whose sum equals the difference of their squares.

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There are two numbers whose sum equals the difference of their squares.

Thirty flasks-10 full, 10 half-empty, and 10 completely empty- are to be divided among 3 sons so that flasks and contents should be shared equally. How may this be done?

A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.

One military horse cannot pull a load of 40 dan; neither can 2 ordinary horses, nor can three inferior horses.

If a ladder, placed 8 ft. from the base of a building 40 ft. high, just reached the top, how far must it be placed from the base of the building that it may reach a point 10 ft. from the top?

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.

Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?

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

Given a rectangle, find the line through one vertex of minimum length that passes through the extensions of the two opposite sides.

Now a pile of rice is against a wall, it has a base perimeter of 60 feet and a height of 12 feet.