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Photo of Plimpton 322, an old Babylonian Tablet, from the Plimpton Collection at the Columbia University Library. Part of the Mathematical Treasures section of Loci: Convergence.
Illustration of a counting board in Strasbourg

A comparison of the Greek and Chinese approach to the idea of similarity.

The symposium this year will discuss Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.
I am a brazen lion; my spouts are my 2 eyes, my mouth, and the flat of my foot. My right eye fills a jar in 2 days, my left eye in 3, and my foot in 4.
This is a regular monthly colloquium meeting at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY
A certain man had in his trade four weights with which he could weigh integral pounds from one up to 40. How many pounds was each weight?

Author Keith Devlin argues that the impact of the Pisan merchant and his Arabic numbers on medieval Europe was even greater than previously thought.

This is the title page of the first textbook in the calculus of variations, Leonhard Euler's Method of Finding Curved Lines that Show some Property of Maximum or Minimum. It was published in 1744.
The king of France entered into a battle and was defeated. How many soldiers did he have before he was defeated?

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