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The first detailed biography of James Joseph Sylvester.
The highest point of the Andes is about 4 miles above sea level.
How long does it take a single man to do work when...
Suppose a man had put out one cent at compound interest in 1620, what would have been the amount in 1824, allowing it to double once in 12 years?

A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.

An oracle ordered a prince to build a sacred building, whose space would be 400 cubits, the length being 6 cubits more than the width, and the width 3 cubits more than the height. Find the dimensions of the building.
Find the greatest value of y in the equation a4 x2= (x2 + y2)3.
A study of Mullikan's Nautilus, using movies to illustrate the important ideas
Three hundred pigs are to be prepared for a feast.
Given the dimensions of an isosceles trapezoid find the length of the transversal drawn parallel to the bases that divides the trapezoid into 2 equal areas.