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This is the title page of the 1779 edition of the works of Isaac Newton known at that time. Note that this is a much shorter book than the recent eight volume collection of Newton's mathematical papers, edited by Derek Whiteside.
Find the two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
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.

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