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The first arithmetic book published in England was a 1522 Latin text by Cuthbert Tunstall.

Leonard and Thomas Digges applied mathematics to the science of war, including, as illustrated here, for troop formation.

Now there are six-headed four-legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds placed together.

In a right triangle, having been given the perimeter, a, and the length of the perpendicular from the right-angled vertex to the hypotenuse, b, it is required to find the length of the hypotenuse.

The incircle O(r) of triangle ABC touches AB at D, BC at E and AC at F. Find r in terms of AD, BE and CF.

A survey of over two thousand years of the history of mathematics on the Indian subcontinent.

A lion, a wolf and a fox each take a certain amount of time to eat a goat separately. How long would it take all these animals together to eat the goat?

The annual meeting of the NCTM contains numerous sessions dealing with the history of mathematics.

A carpenter has undertaken to build a house in 20 days. He takes on another man and says; "If we build the house together, we can accomplish the work in 8 days!" How long would it take this other man to build the house working alone?

This book explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical progress.