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Page from al-Khwarizmi's algebra text written in about 825. The proof of the rule for solving a quadratic equation of the form "squares plus roots equal numbers".
Information on the NCTM Fall, 2004 Eastern Regional meeting.
Page 7, Who's That Mathematician: Images from the Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection: Blackwell, Halmos, Boas, Bollobas, Bombieri, Mumford, Bonsall, Rankin
Given a pyramid 300 cubits high, with a square base 500 cubits to a side, determine the distance from the center of any side to the apex.
If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?
Given right triangle ABC where C is the right angle, ellipse O (a,b) is inscribed in it, with its major axis parallel to BC. Calculate the semi-major axis, a, in terms of AC, BC and b.
This is a page from a manuscript of the Algebra (Maqalah fi al-jabra wa-al muqabalah) of Omar Khayyam (1048-1131). This work is known for its solution of the various cases of the cubic equation by finding the intersections of appropriately chosen conic sections.
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
A translation of part of a thirteenth century work by the Byzantine monk Maximus Planudes on the Hindu-Arabic numerals and the algorithms for calculation.
If 40 oranges are worth 60 apples, and 75 apples are worth 7 dozen peaches, and 100 peaches are worth 1 box of grapes and three boxes of grapes are worth 40 pounds of pecans, how many peaches can be bought for 100 oranges?