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Assume that the human population after the flood was 6 and that 200 years later the population was 1,000,000. Find the annual growth of the population.
An oblong garden is a half yard longer than it is wide and consists entirely of a gravel walk...

Nine examples of using history in the mathematics classroom -- for those who read French!

A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.
A collection of original texts to help students learn some important areas of mathematics.
The cost per hour of running a certain steamboat is proportional to the cube of its velocity in still water. At what speed should it be run to make a trip up stream against a four-mile current most economically?
Show that the curves x2 - y2 = a2 and 2 xy = b2 cross at right angles.
Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth, in a form that's easy for teachers to use in the classroom.
Howard Eves' sixth edition is still worth considering for a textbook.
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.

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