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A father wills his estate valued at $40, 000 to his three children. Before the settlement one of the children dies. What should the other two receive?
Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.
Imagine an urn with two balls, each of which may be either white or black. One of these balls is drawn and is put back before a new one is drawn.
A barrel has various holes in it. The fist hole empties the barrel in three days...
A man agreed to pay for 13 valuable houses worth $5000 each, what the last would amount to, reckoning 7 cents for the first, 4 times 7 cents for the second, and so on, increasing the price 4 times on each to the last.

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

This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.
A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.
A square walled city measures 10 li on each side. At the center of each side is a gate. Two persons start walking from the center of the city.