If all the faces of a tetrahedron have the same perimeter then show that they are all congruent.
I keep three circular medallions in a rectangular box in which they
just fit with each one touching the other two. The smallest one has
radius 4 cm and touches one side of the box, the middle sized one
has radius 9 cm and touches two sides of the box and the largest
one touches three sides of the box. What is the radius of the
Is the mean of the squares of two numbers greater than, or less
than, the square of their means?
Rudolff's book, called Coss, written in 1525, was the first German algebra book. The reason for the title is that cosa is a 'thing', a term used for the unknown. Algebraists were called cossists, and algebra the cossic art, for many years. Here is the problem:
A group of 20 people pay a total of £20 to see an exhibition. The admission price is £3 for men, £ 2 for women and 50p for children. How many men, women and children are there in the group?