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This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

A collection of illustrations of Inca quipus, with references to their earliest descriptions.
The three sides of a triangular piece of land, taken in order, measure 15, 10, and 13 chains respectively.
Find two number with sum 20 and when squared their sum is 208.
Find the two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27
If an equilateral triangle whose area is equal to 10,000 square feet be surrounded by a walk of uniform width, and equal to the area of the inscribed circle, what is the width of the walk?
I found a stone but did not weigh it; after I added to it 1/7 of its weight and then 1/11 of this new weight, I weighed the total at 1 mina. What was the weight of the stone?
Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the length of those sides.
Instructions that apply to Convergence but not necessarily to other areas of Loci
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