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A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
A square walled city measures 10 li on each side. At the center of each side is a gate. Two persons start walking from the center of the city.
Given a right triangle where you know the length of the base and the sum of the perpendicular side and the hypotenuse.

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A survey of concepts of infinite sets over the centuries.
A circle, a square and an equilateral triangle all have the same perimeter equal to 1 meter. Compare their areas.
A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.
The number 50 is divided by a certain number. If the divisor is increased by 3, the quotient decreases by 3.75. What is the number?
There is a four-sided field whose eastern side measures 35 paces, its western side 45 paces, its southern side 25 paces and its northern side 15 paces. Find the area of this field.
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.