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A cat sitting on a wall 4 cubits high saw a rat prowling 8 cubits from the foot of the wall;

This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

Cantor's work on Fourier series provides historical motivation for the study of point-set topology.
The three sides of a triangular piece of land, taken in order, measure 15, 10, and 13 chains respectively.
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.
X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?
If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?

Convergence Advisory Board 2004-2009

A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the length of those sides.

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