# Convergence articles

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After a terrible battle it is found that 70% of the soldiers have lost an eye.
One person possesses 7 asavas horses, another 9 hayas horses, and another 9 camels. Each gives two animals away, one to each of the others.
I was employed to survey a field, which I was told was an exact geometrical square, but by reason of a river running through it, I can only obtain partial measurements.
How much does Landowner A give to each worker knowing Landowner B gives a certain amount more and has few workers.

[Translation of title: Algebra in the Time of Babylon. When Mathematics Were Written on Clay.] A thorough review of Jens Hoyrup's revision, expansion, and French translation of his own 1998 book for Danish high-school students.

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?
The first page of Pathway to Knowledge by Robert Recorde (1510-1558). A version of Euclid's Elements, with commentary by Recorde to make it easier to understand. This page includes Euclid's first three postulates.
Show that the curves x2 - y2 = a2 and 2 xy = b2 cross at right angles.
A study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
A leech invited a slug for a lunch a leuca away.