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Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
Three congruent circles of radius 6 inches are mutually tangent to one another. Compute the area enclosed between them.
The perimeters of two similar triangles are 45 and 135 respectively. One side of the first triangle has length 11″ and a second side, 19″. Find the lengths of the sides of the second triangle.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
Illustration of a counting board in Strasbourg
A lady being asked how old she was at the time of her marriage replied that the age of her oldest son was 13; that he was born 2 years after her marriage...
In a right triangle, let the perpendicular be 5 and the sum of the base and hypotenuse 25. Find the lengths of the base and hypotenuse
This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.
I am a brazen lion; my spouts are my 2 eyes, my mouth, and the flat of my foot. My right eye fills a jar in 2 days, my left eye in 3, and my foot in 4.
A journey through numbers from their earliest beginning in India to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles.