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Suppose a ladder 60 feet long is placed in a street so as to reach a window 37 feet above the ground on one side of the street...
A man plants 4 kernels of corn, which at harvest produce 32 kernels: these he plants the second year; now supposing the annual increase to continue 8 fold, what would be the produce of the 15th year, allowing 1000 kernels to a pint?
Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.
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.
Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.
A lively history of number systems and number theory from earliest times up to the notion of "infinity".
Find two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27.
This work discusses the people who solved some of Hilbert's problems from 1900, as well as the mathematics involved in the solutions.
Knowing the base, b, and the altitude, a, of a triangle. Find the expression for a side of the inscribed square.

Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the lengths of those sides.

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