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A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?
The cavity of our chimney is an upright parallelepiped, the diagonal of whose base is 60"; and the height of the lower side of the lintel above the plane of the floor is 40".
Determine by using algebra the number of degrees in the angle A where: cos A = tan A
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A survey of the famous Konigsberg Bridge Problem and its connection to graph theory, by an undergraduate student

A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.
If you are h feet tall and walk all the way around the Earth, keeping to the same circumference, how much farther has your head gone than your feet when you complete the journey?
Find two number with sum 20 and when squared their sum is 208.
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If an equilateral triangle whose area is equal to 10,000 square feet be surrounded by a walk of uniform width, and equal to the area of the inscribed circle, what is the width of the walk?