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Problems from Another Time

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

Assume that the human population after the flood was 6 and that 200 years later the population was 1,000,000. Find the annual growth of the population.
Given the fraction ax/ (a-x ), convert it into an infinite series.
In a right triangle, let the perpendicular be 5 and the sum of the base and hypotenuse 25. Find the lengths of the base and hypotenuse
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
A cliff with a tower on its edge is observed from a boat at sea; find the height of the cliff and the tower.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895
There is a circle from within which a square is cut, the remaining portion having an area of 47.6255 square units.
A lion, a wolf and a fox each take a certain amount of time to eat a goat separately. How long would it take all these animals together to eat the goat?
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students

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