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Problems from Another Time

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

How much does Landowner A give to each worker knowing Landowner B gives a certain amount more and has few workers.
Given four integers where if added together three at a time their sums are: 20, 22, 24, and 27. What are the integers?
Two men have a certain amount of money. The first says to the second, "If you give me 5 denari, I will have 7 times what you have left."
If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?
A California miner has a spherical ball of gold, 2 inches in diamter, which he wants to exchange for spherical balls 1 inch in diameter. How many of the smaller spheres should he receive?
A horse halving its speed every day runs 700 miles in 7 days.
The sum of two numbers is 10 and their product is 40. What are the numbers?
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
In baking a hemispherical loaf of bread of 10" radius, the crust was everywhere of an equal thickness, and the solidity of the crust was equal to half the solid content of the whole loaf. What were the dimensions of the interior soft part?
Rabbits and pheasants are put in a basket.

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