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A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

A man entered an orchard through 7 gates, and there took a certain number of apples. When he left the orchard, he gave the first guard half the apples he had and 1 apple more.

Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.

Two officers each have a company of men, the one has 40 less than the other.
Here is the title page of part I of the General Trattato di Numeri (General Treatise on Number and Measure) (1556) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1500-1557). This is an extensive work on elementary mathematics that was popular in Italy for several decades after its publication.
An old Chinese general led his army to a river with a steep bank. Standing atop the bank, he held a stick 6 feet long perpendicular to himself.
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
Now there are 100 deers [being distributed] in a city. If one household has one deer there is a remainder...Find the number of households in the city.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
Thirty flasks-10 full, 10 half-empty, and 10 completely empty- are to be divided among 3 sons so that flasks and contents should be shared equally. How may this be done?

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