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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 highest point of the Andes is about 4 miles above sea level.
In a given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
An erect pole of 10 cubits has its base moved 6 cubits. Determine the new height and the distance the top of the pole is lowered.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
There is a round town 8000 feet in circumference.
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
Now there are six-headed four-legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds placed together.
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.

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