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Problems from Another Time

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

An oblong garden is a half yard longer than it is wide and consists entirely of a gravel walk...
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
There is a tree with 100 branches. How many nests, eggs and birds are there?
In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
Two men starting from the same point begin walking in different directions. Their rates of travel are in the ratio 7:3.
A cylindrical tin tomato can is to be made which shall have a given capacity. Find what should be the ratio of the height to the radius of the base that the smallest possible amount of tin shall be required.
A man is walking across a bridge, when a boat passes under the bridge.How rapidly are the boat and the pedestrian separating after the boat passes under the bridge?
A round pond sits in a rectangular garden. Its center is inaccessible; however, you know the distances from each corner of the garden to the center of the pond: 60, 52, 28, and 40 yards. What is the radius of the pond?
One person possesses 7 asavas horses, another 9 hayas horses, and another 9 camels. Each gives two animals away, one to each of the others.
A set of n disjoint, congruent circles packs the surface of a sphere S so that each region of the surface exterior to the circles is bounded by arcs of three of the circles.

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