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A carpenter has undertaken to build a house in 20 days. He takes on another man and says; "If we build the house together, we can accomplish the work in 8 days!" How long would it take this other man to build the house working alone?
What is the value of X...
It is required to determine whether 30 horses can be put into 7 stalls; so that in every stall there may be, either a single horse, or an odd number of horses.
A biography stressing Agnesi's deep commitment to help those in need.
There is a mound of earth in the shape of a frustum of a cone.
Three persons bought a sugar loaf in the form of a perfect cone 25"" high and agreed to divide it...what was the slant height of each one's share?
This is the title page of the Summa de arithmetica, geometrica, proportioni et proportionalita, published by Luca Pacioli in 1494. This was the most comprehensive mathematical text of the time and one of the earliest printed mathematical works. It contained not only practical arithmetic, but also algebra, practical geometry and the first published treatment of double-entry bookkeeping.
This book is a collection of mathematical ideas organized around the themes of infinity and the illumination of the nature of mathematical thought.
A certain gentleman ordered that 90 measures of grain were to be transported from his house to another, 30 leucas distant.