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There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
The quadrennial meeting of the International Study Group on the Relations between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics will be in Mexico City, July 14-18, 2008.
A translation of one of the seminal papers in the field of elliptic integrals, but one that can be read by an undergraduate.
Find two number with sum 20 and when squared their sum is 208.
If an equilateral triangle whose area is equal to 10,000 square feet be surrounded by a walk of uniform width, and equal to the area of the inscribed circle, what is the width of the walk?
The answer to the following question is obtained using as optimum strategy-the farmer is getting the "best deal" possible. Can you figure out the solution strategy?...

A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.

The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.
Find two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27.

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