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Now there is a wall 5 feet thick and two rats tunnel from opposite sides.
Of a collection of mango fruits, the king took 1/6; the queen 1/5 the remainder, and the three princes took 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2 (of the same remainder); and the youngest child took the remaining 3 mangoes.
Simpson's methods for finding maxima and minima are explored by using examples from his "Doctrine and Application of Fluxions." Many of his techniques could be used in today's classroom.
When knowing the sum of their ages along with another equation, determine how old a father and son are.
I owe a man the following notes: one of $800 due May 16; one of $660 due on July 1; one of $940 due Sept. 29. He wishes to exchange them for two notes of $1200 each and wants one to fall due June 1. When should the other be due?
An argument that the teaching of elementary integration should better reflect its historical development
There are two numbers whose sum equals the difference of their squares.
Title page of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi (The Art of Conjecturing), published posthumously in 1713 by his nephew Nicolaus I Bernoulli. The Ars Conjectandi is famous for Bernoulli's statement of a general rule for summing integral powers as well as for the first statement and proof of the Law of Large Numbers.
A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.