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Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.
Two persons sat down to play for a certain sum of money; and agree that the first who gets three games shall be the winner. After a few games they resolve to divide the stakes. How much should each person receive?
A collection of articles on mathematics in Europe from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.
Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.
Given two circles tangent to each other and to a common line, determine a relationship between the radii and the distance between the tangent points.
In many sources, we see that Tartaglia has the surname Fontana. According to the author of this article, the co-discoverer of the cubic formula did not ever use that name.
Having been given the sum of two numbers,a, and the difference of their squares,b, find the numbers.
A circle is inscribed in an isosceles trapezoid. Find the relationship of the radius to the sides.
A description of a long-running conference in which undergraduate mathematics students gather to share their research on the history of mathematics.
A merchant woman buys and sells apples and pears for Denaros. How much did she invest in apples; how much in pears?

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