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Problems from Another Time

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

Three congruent circles of radius 6 inches are mutually tangent to one another. Compute the area enclosed between them.
Given four numbers whose sum is 9900; the second exceeds the first by 1/7 of the first...
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.
A lady being asked how old she was at the time of her marriage replied that the age of her oldest son was 13; that he was born 2 years after her marriage...
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.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
There is a log 18 feet long, the diameter of the extremities being 1 ft and 2.6 ft respectively...

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