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Now there are 100 deers [being distributed] in a city. If one household has one deer there is a remainder...Find the number of households in the city.
There are two numbers whose sum equals the difference of their squares.
Thirty flasks-10 full, 10 half-empty, and 10 completely empty- are to be divided among 3 sons so that flasks and contents should be shared equally. How may this be done?
A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
One military horse cannot pull a load of 40 dan; neither can 2 ordinary horses, nor can three inferior horses.
If a ladder, placed 8 ft. from the base of a building 40 ft. high, just reached the top, how far must it be placed from the base of the building that it may reach a point 10 ft. from the top?
Instructions that apply to Convergence but not necessarily to other areas of Loci
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
The Midwest History of Mathematics Conference will take place in the Reinhart Center of Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on October 3 and 4, 2008.
Given a rectangle, find the line through one vertex of minimum length that passes through the extensions of the two opposite sides.

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