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This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
Now there are six-headed four legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds. Find the total number of animals and birds.
A ladder has 100 steps. On the first step sits 1 pigeon; on the second, 2; on the third, 3; and so on up to the hundredth. How many pigeons in all?
There is a garden is the shape of a rhombus whose side is 768.52 feet. Within the garden is an inscribed square flower bed whose side is 396 feet. What is the area of the garden?
Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.
A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.
A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.
A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.
There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.