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Problems from Another Time

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

On a day in spring a boy has gathered cherry blossoms under a cherry tree. Nearby a poet is reading some of his poems aloud. As he reads, the boy counts out the cherry blossoms, one blossom for each word of a poem.
There is a fish whose body weighs 8oz. Tell me how much the whole fish weighs?
Given four integers where if added together three at a time their sums are: 20, 22, 24, and 27. What are the integers?

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