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I found a stone but did not weigh it; after I added to it 1/7 of its weight and then 1/11 of this new weight, I weighed the total at 1 mina. What was the weight of the stone?
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
The MAA's annual summer Mathfest will take place in Knoxville, TN from August 10-12, 2006.
There is a regular pentagon. The length of its side is a. Find the area of the pentagon. Generalize your result for a nonagon.

These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.

When knowing the sum of their ages along with another equation, determine how old a father and son are.
There is much to see in this museum related to the history of mathematics.
IOU
I owe a man the following notes: one of $800 due May 16; one of $660 due on July 1; one of $940 due Sept. 29. He wishes to exchange them for two notes of $1200 each and wants one to fall due June 1. When should the other be due?
A tree 100 units high is 200 units distant from a well; from this tree one monkey climbs down and goes to the well...
The ICM meets every four years. This year, the meeting takes place August 22-30 and is being held in Madrid. Section 20 of the Congress deals with the history of mathematics.

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