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Problems from Another Time

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

There are two columns in the ruins of Persepolis left standing upright; one is 70 ft. above the plane, and the other 50 ft;
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
If 12 cattle eat up 3 1/3 acres of meadow in 4 weeks and 21 cattle eat up 10 acres of exactly similar meadow in 9 weeks, how many cattle shall eat up 36 acres in 18 weeks? (Hint: The grass continues to grow.)
In how many ways can a vowel and a consonant be chosen out of the word "logarithms?"

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