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A rifle ball is fired through a three-inch plank, the resistance of which causes an unknown constant retardation of its velocity.
The sum of two numbers is 10 and their product is 40. What are the numbers?
A brief outline of policies for submission of articles to Loci.
A copper water tank in the form of a rectangular parallelopiped is to made. If its length is to be a times its breadth, how high should it be that for a given capacity it should cost as little as possible?
Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.
The MAA's annual summer Mathfest will take place in Knoxville, TN from August 10-12, 2006.
There is a fish whose body weighs 8oz. Tell me how much the whole fish weighs?
There is a regular pentagon. The length of its side is a. Find the area of the pentagon. Generalize your result for a nonagon.
Given a triangular piece of land having two sides 10 yards in length and its base 12 yards, what is the largest square that can be constructed within this piece of land so that one of its sides lies along the base of the triangle?

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