A lady has two silver cups, and only one cover for both. The first cup weighs 16 oz, and when it is covered it weighs 3 times as much as the second cup; but when the second cup is covered, it weighs 4 times as much as the first.

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Given a wooden log of diameter 2 feet 5 inches from which a 7 inch thick board is to be cut, what is the maximum possible width of the board?

A discussion of aspects of Leonardo of Pisa's Book of Squares.

A collection of articles on using the history of mathematics of the past 200 years in the undergraduate classroom.

An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."

The history of apportionment of representatives in the U.S. Congress, from the 1790s until today, along with a discussion of the mathematics involved in the various methods.

Two men start walking at the same time and travel a distance. One is walking faster and completes the journey sooner. How fast did each man travel?

The work of ten scientists who thought deeply about patterns.

A gentleman has bought a rectangular piece of land whose perimeter is to be 100 rods; and he is to pay 1 dollar for each rod in the length of the land and 3 dollars for each rod in the breath of the land.

A father left $20,000 to be divided among his four sons ages 6, 8, 10, and 12 years respectively so that each share placed at 4 1/2 compounded interest should amount to the same value when its possessor becomes the age 21.