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The purchase price for an apple and an orange is 100 yen. When n oranges and n + 3 apples are bought the price is 520 yen. Find the number n of oranges and the price of one orange.
There is a circle from within which a square is cut, the remaining portion having an area of 47.6255 square units.

The author uses her poem, 'The Enigmatic Number e,' to show how poetry about the history of mathematics can be used to enrich and enliven mathematics instruction.

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
A collection of short lectures by Howard Eves giving details on 20 important happenings in the history of mathematics before 1650.
Three men have a pile of money, their shares being 1/2, 1/3 and 1/6. Each man takes some money from the pile until nothing is left.
A journey through numbers from their earliest beginning in India to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles.
In the middle of the 18th century, King Frederick the Great of Prussia became interested in creating a lottery to raise money. As was his custom when mathematical matters were involved, he called upon Leonhard Euler for counsel.
Suppose the area of an equilateral triangle be 600. The sides are required.
A biography of the geometer Donald Coxeter.

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