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A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?

A study of the solution of quartic equations in Cardano's Ars Magna and in the work of Euler and Descartes.

A gentleman has a garden of rectangular form and wants to construct a walk of equal width half way round to take up half the garden. What must be the width of this walk?
A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.
A cultural history of the infinite, from ancient to modern times, in which the author clarifies the conceptual underpinnings of this vast topic.
If you are h feet tall and walk all the way around the Earth, keeping to the same circumference, how much farther has your head gone than your feet when you complete the journey?
This website contains a complete version of Euclid's Elements, with all the proofs.
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Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.
A book delving into the working of the mathematical mind.

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