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If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?

The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

Given a pyramid 300 cubits high, with a square base 500 cubits to a side, determine the distance from the center of any side to the apex.
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.

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