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A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
The square root of half the number of bees in a swarm has flown out upon a jessamine bush; 8/9 of the swarm has remained behind.
A sketch of the history of topology, beginning with the polyhedron formula, but continuing up to the present.
The dimensions of a rectangular box in inches are expressed by three consecutive numbers. The surface of the box is 292 square inches. Find the dimensions.
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 triangle ABC has a right angle at C. Show that 1/ED=1/AC+1/AB
Essays on various aspects of mathematical thought by prominent mathematicians of the past century.
The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held in New Orleans, LA from January 5-8, 2007.
A tree is 20 feet tall and has a circumference of 3 feet. There is a vine that winds seven equally spaced times around the tree and reaches the top. What is the length of the vine?

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

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