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Problems from Another Time

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

There is a round town 8000 feet in circumference.
Given a semicircle, Prove that if O is the circle's center, DO=OE.
If 40 oranges are worth 60 apples, and 75 apples are worth 7 dozen peaches, and 100 peaches are worth 1 box of grapes and three boxes of grapes are worth 40 pounds of pecans, how many peaches can be bought for 100 oranges?
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
One hundred men besieged in a castle, have sufficient food to allow each one bread to the weight of 14 lot a day for ten months.
Now there are three sisters who leave home together.
A merchant woman buys and sells apples and pears for Denaros. How much did she invest in apples; how much in pears?
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
There is a four-sided field whose eastern side measures 35 paces, its western side 45 paces, its southern side 25 paces and its northern side 15 paces. Find the area of this field.
Prove that if the sums of the square opposite sides of any quadrilateral are equal, its diagonals interect at right angles.

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