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Can You Solve Abraham Lincoln's Math Homework?

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Can You Solve Abraham Lincoln's Math Homework?
Little known fact: Abraham Lincoln was a very good math student! In this video I share the story of why he studied Euclid's Elements. I also share a problem he did while in school. He did in fact get the correct answer, and we can deduce the steps he took from the somewhat mysterious calculations in his manuscript.

My blog post for this video:
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Presidents' Day Special. Math Homework of George Washington And Abraham Lincoln:
https://youtu.be/bUkLjsRXi44

Sources and further reading
Henry Ketcham, The Life of Abraham Lincoln, at Project Gutenberg.
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/6811/pg6811-images.html

Harvard University - Hougton Library / Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Exercise book fragment: manuscript, [ca. 1825]. MS Am 1326. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
https://blogs.harvard.edu/houghton/2013/06/10/adding-a-page-to-lincolns-oldest-manuscript/

http://archive.boston.com/yourcampus/news/harvard/2013/06/professors_piece_together_manuscript_of_abraham_lincolns_math_homework.html

http://nautil.us/issue/41/selection/euclid-as-founding-father

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/abe-lincolns-maths-homework-found-in-harvard-university-archives-8650776.html

https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1550

https://www.mathopenref.com/euclid.html


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