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A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
The square root of half the number of bees in a swarm has flown out upon a jessamine bush; 8/9 of the swarm has remained behind.
There is a right triangle where: the sum of the upright multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 700 units; and, the sum of the base multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 900 units.
The movie Agora, about the mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 400 AD), is spectacular and intriguing but Hypatia should be portrayed as the hero she was.
A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.
If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?
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?
The triangle ABC has a right angle at C. Show that 1/ED=1/AC+1/AB
A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.

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