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A castle has n rooms each of which has 7 samurai in it.
A powerful, unvanquished, excellent black snake, 80 angulas in length, enters into a hole at the rate of 7 1/2 angulas in 5/14 of a day, and in the course of a day its tail grows 11/4 of an angula.

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

A historically minded textbook designed to teach real analysis by considering some of the problems faced by 19th century mathematicians.
NCTM Annual Meeting in St. Louis
In this article which won the 2005 prize of HOMSIGMAA, the author discusses Eratosthenes' argument to determine the size of the earth as well as possibilities for the size which Eratosthenes found (in modern measures).
In a forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?
A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.
Given a wooden log of diameter 2 feet 5 inches from which a 7 inch thick board is to be cut, what is the maximum possible width of the board?
Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.

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