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Suppose that for every 4 cows a farmer has, he should plow 1 acre of land, and allow 1 acre of pasture for every 3 cows; how many cows could he keep on 140 acres?
There is a round town 8000 feet in circumference.
Two merchants, A and B, loaded a ship with 500 hhds (hogshead) of rum; A loaded 350 hhds, and B the rest; in a storm the seamen were obliged to throw overboard 100 hhds; how much must each sustain of the loss?
An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.
These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.
Make of 10 three parts such that one part multiplied by 3 makes as much as the other multiplied by 4 and as the other multiplied by 5.
A collection of articles dealing with mathematical models and objects and how they can be used in teaching.
Given a number, take 1/3 of the number away from itself and add 2. If this result is multiplied by itself, it equals the number plus 24. What is the number?
Now there are six-headed four-legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds placed together.
This website devoted to miscellanea about Archimedes contains much interesting material about his life and times.

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