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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 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.
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.
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
The sum of the two digits of a 2-digit number is 9. If 45 is subtracted from the number, the result will be expressed by the digits in reverse order. Find the number.
A cliff with a tower on its edge is observed from a boat at sea; find the height of the cliff and the tower.
To find three quantities x.y, and z...
What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895
There are two numbers which are to each other as 5 and 6 and the sum of their squares is 2196. What are the numbers?
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?
Suppose a ladder 60 feet long is placed in a street so as to reach a window 37 feet above the ground on one side of the street...

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