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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 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.
Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.
Given a door and a measuring rod of unknown dimensions, the rod is used to measure the door.
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
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.
Now there is a wall 5 feet thick and two rats tunnel from opposite sides.
In a rectangle, having given the diagonal and perimeter, find the sides
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students

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