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Two men start walking at the same time and travel a distance. One is walking faster and completes the journey sooner. How fast did each man travel?

There are four winners of the HOM SIGMAA Student Paper Contest for 2008. The papers may be accessed here.

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I owe a man the following notes: one of $800 due May 16; one of $660 due on July 1; one of $940 due September 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?

There is a four-sided field whose eastern side measures 35 paces, its western side 45 paces, its southern side 25 paces and its northern side 15 paces. Find the area of this field.

Find a number having remainder 29 when divided by 30 and remainder 3 when divided by 4.

If 80 dollars worth of provisions will serve 20 men for 25 days, what number of men will the same amount of provisions serve for 10 days?

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A translation of one of the earliest European mathematical texts to use the Hindu-Arabic number system.
This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.

A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".

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