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Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.
This conference takes place in 2006 at Pennsylvania State University, Erie.
This is the title page of the Summa de arithmetica, geometrica, proportioni et proportionalita, published by Luca Pacioli in 1494. This was the most comprehensive mathematical text of the time and one of the earliest printed mathematical works. It contained not only practical arithmetic, but also algebra, practical geometry and the first published treatment of double-entry bookkeeping.
To find three quantities x.y, and z...
There is a round fish pond of certain dimensions, and into the pond is dropped a marble column. How high will the water rise?
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.
A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?

A comparison of the Greek and Chinese approach to the idea of similarity.

This is a regular monthly colloquium meeting at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY