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Problems from Another Time

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

A person has a circular yard that is 150 ft. in diameter, and wishes a walk of equal width made round it within the fence...
Find the two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
Find the area of the elliptical segment cut off parallel to the shorter axis;
After a terrible battle it is found that 70% of the soldiers have lost an eye.
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
If two Post-boys, A and B at 59 miles distance from one another, set out in the morning in order to meet...
Problems from a 15th century French manuscript, including one with negative solutions
Now a pile of rice is against a wall, it has a base perimeter of 60 feet and a height of 12 feet.
The square of a certain number multiplied by itself and by 200 is 446,976. What is the number?

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