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Problems from Another Time

Individual problems from throughout mathematics history, as well as articles that include problem sets for students.

The radius of a circle is 3.20 meters. Compute to within .001m the areas of the inscribed and circumscribed equilateral triangles.
Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.
A man and his wife drink a barrel of wine at different rates. Find the rate it takes both of them together to drink the wine.
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
Having been given the sum of two numbers,a, and the difference of their squares,b, find the numbers.
What proportions of sugar at 8 cents, 10 cents and 14 cents per pound, will compose a mixture worth 12 cents per pound?
Determine the greatest cylinder that can be inscribed in a given cone.
Fibonacci gave a practical rule for approximating the area of an equilateral triangle.
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.

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