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Given: a circle with an inscribed equilateral triangle. The triangle has an area of 12 square units. What is the area of the circle?
A gentleman has bought a rectangular piece of land whose perimeter is to be 100 rods; and he is to pay 1 dollar for each rod in the length of the land and 3 dollars for each rod in the breath of the land.
The square of a certain number multiplied by itself and by 200 is 446,976. What is the number?
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
The history of the Poincare conjecture up to its recent proof by Grigori Perelman.
The history of apportionment of representatives in the U.S. Congress, from the 1790s until today, along with a discussion of the mathematics involved in the various methods.
Some ideas on using student reports when you teach a course in the history of mathematics
Given a guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind. The host discovers them after 1/3 day, and he starts out with the clothes.
A man has four creditors. To the first he owes 624 ducats; to the second, 546; to the third, 492; and to the fourth 368.
This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.

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