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A square walled city of unknown dimensions has four gates, one at the center of each side.
Determine the dimensions of the least isosceles triangle ACD that can circumscribe a given circle.
If 80 dollars worth of provisions will serve 20 men for 25 days, what number of men will the same amount of provisions serve for 10 days?
Essays on various aspects of Greek science and mathematics, which help give a context for those aspects of Greek culture.
Two men start walking at the same time and travel a distance. One is walking faster and completes the journey sooner. How fast did each man travel?
A father left $20,000 to be divided among his four sons ages 6, 8, 10, and 12 years respectively so that each share placed at 4 1/2 compounded interest should amount to the same value when its possessor becomes the age 21.
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?
The author compares Greek ladder, continued fraction, and Newton's Method approximations, noting that the Greek ladder easily gives both of Archimedes' famous bounds.
The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held in New Orleans, LA from January 5-8, 2007.
This is a description of the crosswalk from Convergence to Loci Convergence.