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How much does Landowner A give to each worker knowing Landowner B gives a certain amount more and has few workers.
Two men rent a pasture for 100 liras on the understanding that two cows are to be counted as being equivalent to three sheep. The first puts in 60 cows and 85 sheep; the second 80 cows and 100 sheep. How much should each pay?
In a square box that contains 1000 marbles, how many will it take to reach across the bottom of the box in a straight row?

How Euler resolved the paradox first noted by Maclaurin that nine points should determine a curve of order three, yet two such curves can intersect in nine points

A fellow said that when he counted his nuts by twos, threes, fours, fives and sixes, there was still one left over; but when he counted them by sevens they came out even. How many did he have?
The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.
Page from al-Khwarizmi's algebra text written in about 825. The proof of the rule for solving a quadratic equation of the form "squares plus roots equal numbers".
Find the height of a window.
Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, 2 when divided by 3, 5, 7 respectively.
Two posters illustrating the major milestones in the history of mathematics, from the first ideas of "number" to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.