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Given: a circle with an inscribed equilateral triangle. The triangle has an area of 12 square units. What is the area of the circle?
A certain gentleman ordered that 90 measures of grain were to be transported from his house to another, 30 leucas distant.
A novel about Pythagoras and his followers
There are two columns in the ruins of Persepolis left standing upright; one is 70 ft. above the plane, and the other 50 ft;
Using the history of mathematics in a college algebra class has had significant positive effects on student learning.

A collection of images of historical texts and tools to share with your students

Two MAA PREP Workshops in the History of Mathematics will be offered in June at the MAA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Given a guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind. The host discovers them after 1/3 day, and he starts out with the clothes.
This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.
As this biography reveals, Servois fought in battles for Paris and for the foundations of calculus.