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Problems from Another Time

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

In a given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
An oblong garden is a half yard longer than it is wide and consists entirely of a gravel walk...
An erect pole of 10 cubits has its base moved 6 cubits. Determine the new height and the distance the top of the pole is lowered.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
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.
Find two numbers, x and y, such that their sum is 10 and x/y + y/x = 25
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.

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