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Determine the dimensions of the least isosceles triangle ACD that can circumscribe a given circle.
Imagine an urn with two balls, each of which may be either white or black. One of these balls is drawn and is put back before a new one is drawn.
The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.
Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, 2 when divided by 3, 5, 7 respectively.
Find a number having remainder 29 when divided by 30 and remainder 3 when divided by 4.

Suppose a lighthouse is built on the top of a rock; the distance between a place of observation and that part of the rock level with the eye is 620 yds.

The author compares Greek ladder, continued fraction, and Newton's Method approximations, noting that the Greek ladder easily gives both of Archimedes' famous bounds.

A study of the rise of English algebra from the Medieval period to the end of the seventeenth century.

A discussion of a collaborative effort in Italy to produce materials enabling secondary school teachers to use the history of mathematics in the classroom.
Collection of historical articles that appeared in Consortium, the newsletter of COMAP.