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The Ohio Section Short Course will consider the use of original sources in teaching mathematics.
A wooden beam is stood vertically against a wall. The length of the beam is 30 units.
Given a door and a measuring rod of unknown dimensions, the rod is used to measure the door.
In a right triangle, the hypotenuse is 9.434 and the sum of the sides around the right angle is 13. Find the lengths of the sides around the right angle.
The edge of a cloud is at an altitude of 20 degrees and the sun above it at 35 degrees. The shadow cast by the edge of the cloud fall on a object 2300 yards away, how high is the cloud?
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
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Suppose that for every 4 cows a farmer has, he should plow 1 acre of land, and allow 1 acre of pasture for every 3 cows; how many cows could he keep on 140 acres?
In the figure at the left, if the radii of each inscribed circle is 1, what are the dimensions of the bounding rectangle?
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?

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