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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 square box that contains 1000 marbles, how many will it take to reach across the bottom of the box in a straight row?
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
If two Post-boys, A and B at 59 miles distance from one another, set out in the morning in order to meet...
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
In how many ways can a vowel and a consonant be chosen out of the word "logarithms?"
The square of a certain number multiplied by itself and by 200 is 446,976. What is the number?
Suppose that for every 4 cows a farmer has, he should plow 1 acre of land, and allow 1 acre of pasture for every 3 cows; how many cows could he keep on 140 acres?
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
Given the frustum of a circular cone with height h.
The cavity of our chimney is an upright parallelepiped, the diagonal of whose base is 60"; and the height of the lower side of the lintel above the plane of the floor is 40".

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