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After a terrible battle it is found that 70% of the soldiers have lost an eye.
Wanting to know the breadth of a river, I measured a base of 500 yards in a straight line close by one side of it.
In baking a hemispherical loaf of bread of 10" radius, the crust was everywhere of an equal thickness, and the solidity of the crust was equal to half the solid content of the whole loaf. What were the dimensions of the interior soft part?
A dramatization, in two Acts, of the struggles of European mathematicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to come to terms with the newly admitted negative numbers.
Page 8, Images from the Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Armand Borel, Karol Borsuk, Raoul Bott, William Browder, H. Arlen Brown, and R. Creighton Buck
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?
Show that the curves x2 - y2 = a2 and 2 xy = b2 cross at right angles.
Page from the table of contents of Robert Recorde's The Grounde of Artes (1543) in which is outlined the first dialogue. This dialogue deals with some of the elements of arithmetic, including the basic operations and the use of the rule of three (or the Golden rule).
A study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
A certain gentleman ordered that 90 measures of grain were to be transported from his house to another, 30 leucas distant.