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A study of the solution of quartic equations in Cardano's Ars Magna and in the work of Euler and Descartes.

A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
The highest point of the Andes is about 4 miles above sea level.
This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.
Given: a circle with an inscribed equilateral triangle. The triangle has an area of 12 square units. What is the area of the circle?
Suppose a man had put out one cent at compound interest in 1620, what would have been the amount in 1824, allowing it to double once in 12 years?
A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.
A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.
Given a guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind. The host discovers them after 1/3 day, and he starts out with the clothes.

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