An official asks a woman why she has so many bowls to wash. The woman explains that she had dinner guests who ate meat, rice, and soup. Judging by the number of bowls, how many guests were there?

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A wonderful survey of the history of mathematics, emphasizing its relationship with the ambient culture.

A wonderful book about the square root of 2, beginning with the search for the side of a square double a given square.

The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held in New Orleans, LA from January 5-8, 2007.

A compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.

A collection of articles about historical and contemporary women in mathematics.

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

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".

A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.

The steamer, Katie, leaves the wharf at New Orleans and runs an average speed of 15 mph. When Katie had gone 25 miles, the steamer R.E. Lee leaves the wharf and runs the average speed of 18 mph. How far will the Lee go before she overtakes the Katie?