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In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
There is a right triangle where: the sum of the upright multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 700 units; and, the sum of the base multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 900 units.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.
If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?
Poster picturing five famous women, from Hypatia to Grace Hopper.
A gentleman has a garden of rectangular form and wants to construct a walk of equal width half way round to take up half the garden. What must be the width of this walk?
Why should we use historical problems in today's classroom? This article answers that question and serves as an introduction to the problems on this website.
A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.

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