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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.
If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?

What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895

A general mathematics website with much information on the history of mathematics.
A California miner has a spherical ball of gold, 2 inches in diamter, which he wants to exchange for spherical balls 1 inch in diameter. How many of the smaller spheres should he receive?
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
An extension of Al-Karaji's formula for the sum of the cubes by a 19th century Turkish author and journal editor
Given a rectangle, find the line through one vertex of minimum length that passes through the extensions of the two opposite sides.
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
The earliest known example of a printed book on arithmetic, dates to 1478. Also known as the Art of Calculation.

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