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A cylindrical tin tomato can is to be made which shall have a given capacity. Find what should be the ratio of the height to the radius of the base that the smallest possible amount of tin shall be required.
X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?
There is a log 18 feet long, the diameter of the extremities being 1 ft and 2.6 ft respectively...

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Having been given the sum of two numbers,a, and the difference of their squares,b, find the numbers.
A method for extracting square roots used in Italy through the 18th century was introduced in a manuscript by the 12th century mathematician al-Hassar. Appendix: When Was Fermat Born? (Not in 1601 ...)
A circle is inscribed in an isosceles trapezoid. Find the relationship of the radius to the sides.
Given the cats eye as shown. Let the radius of the eye be given by R. What is the area of the pupil?
Given right triangle ABC where C is the right angle, ellipse O (a,b) is inscribed in it, with its major axis parallel to BC. Calculate the semi-major axis, a, in terms of AC, BC and b.
Collection of historical articles that appeared in Consortium, the newsletter of COMAP.