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Problems from Another Time

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

The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
Now there are six-headed four legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds. Find the total number of animals and birds.
There is a circle from within which a square is cut, the remaining portion having an area of 47.6255 square units.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
Given a pyramid 300 cubits high, with a square base 500 cubits to a side, determine the distance from the center of any side to the apex.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
In a rectangle, having given the diagonal and perimeter, find the sides
Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the length of those sides.

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