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There is a round fish pond of certain dimensions, and into the pond is dropped a marble column. How high will the water rise?

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

Of a collection of mango fruits, the king took 1/6; the queen 1/5 the remainder, and the three princes took 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2 (of the same remainder); and the youngest child took the remaining 3 mangoes.
A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?
Simpson's methods for finding maxima and minima are explored by using examples from his "Doctrine and Application of Fluxions." Many of his techniques could be used in today's classroom.