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An official asks a woman why she has so many bowls to wash. The woman explains that she had dinner guests who ate meat, rice, and soup. Judging by the number of bowls, how many guests were there?
A certain slave fled from Milan to Naples going 1/10 of the whole journey each day. At the beginning of the third day, his master sent a slave after him and this slave went 1/7 of the whole journey each day.
A ladder has 100 steps. On the first step sits 1 pigeon; on the second, 2; on the third, 3; and so on up to the hundredth. How many pigeons in all?
The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held in New Orleans, LA from January 5-8, 2007.
A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.

How Euler resolved the paradox first noted by Maclaurin that nine points should determine a curve of order three, yet two such curves can intersect in nine points

Page from al-Khwarizmi's algebra text written in about 825. The proof of the rule for solving a quadratic equation of the form "squares plus roots equal numbers".
In a given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
A new edition of a classic work on number theory.

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