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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 were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
Given the cats eye as shown. Let the radius of the eye be given by R. What is the area of the pupil?
Three hundred pigs are to be prepared for a feast.
What proportions of sugar at 8 cents, 10 cents and 14 cents per pound, will compose a mixture worth 12 cents per pound?
Fibonacci gave a practical rule for approximating the area of an equilateral triangle.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
A fox, a raccoon, and a hound pass through customs and together pay 111 coins.
The dimensions of a rectangular box in inches are expressed by three consecutive numbers. The surface of the box is 292 square inches. Find the dimensions.
Given two circle tangent at the point P with parallel diameters AB, CD, prove that APD and BPC are straight lines.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions

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