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A discussion of why we use "e" to represent the base of the natural logarithm system.
An oracle ordered a prince to build a sacred building, whose space would be 400 cubits, the length being 6 cubits more than the width, and the width 3 cubits more than the height. Find the dimensions of the building.
Show that the curves x2 - y2 = a2 and 2 xy = b2 cross at right angles.
A study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
A certain gentleman ordered that 90 measures of grain were to be transported from his house to another, 30 leucas distant.
Given the dimensions of an isosceles trapezoid find the length of the transversal drawn parallel to the bases that divides the trapezoid into 2 equal areas.
There are two columns in the ruins of Persepolis left standing upright; one is 70 ft. above the plane, and the other 50 ft;
After completing this assignment on Simon Stevin's treatment of decimal fractions in his 1585 De Thiende, the author's preservice mathematics teachers understood why our usual procedure for multiplying such fractions works.
A lively history of number systems and number theory from earliest times up to the notion of "infinity".

This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.