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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 numbers whose sum equals the difference of their squares.
A certain man had in his trade four weights with which he could weigh integral pounds from one up to 40. How many pounds was each weight?
A four-sided town measures 1100 feet on one side and 1000 feet on the other side, on one edge 600 and the other edge 600.
Given a semicircle, Prove that if O is the circle's center, DO=OE.

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