Search Loci: Convergence:
The latest authors, like the most ancient, strove to subordinate the phenomena of nature to the laws of mathematics.
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A Swarm of Bees
The square root of half the number of bees in a swarm has flown out upon a jessamine bush; 8/9 of the swarm has remained behind. A female bee flies about a male that is buzzing within a lotus flower into which he was allured in the night by its sweet odor, but is now imprisoned in it. Tell me, most enchanting lady, the number of bees. (India, ca. 1150)Click here to reveal the answer