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A new history of mathematics text which asks lots of questions about the history and the mathematics.
A translation from the original Greek of a manuscript on magic squares by the Byzantine scholar Manuel Moschopoulos, written about 1315

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

A cat sitting on a wall 4 cubits high saw a rat prowling 8 cubits from the foot of the wall;

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

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.
One person possesses 7 asavas horses, another 9 hayas horses, and another 9 camels. Each gives two animals away, one to each of the others.
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
I was employed to survey a field, which I was told was an exact geometrical square, but by reason of a river running through it, I can only obtain partial measurements.
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?

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