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Problems from Another Time

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

Determine the radii of three equal circles decribed within and tangent to a given circle, and also tangent to each other
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.
Given the frustum of a circular cone with height h.
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.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
An official asks a woman why she has so many bowls to wash. The woman explains that she had dinner guests who ate meat, rice, and soup. Judging by the number of bowls, how many guests were there?
What proportions of sugar at 8 cents, 10 cents and 14 cents per pound, will compose a mixture worth 12 cents per pound?

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