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Problems from Another Time

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

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.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
There is a log 18 feet long, the diameter of the extremities being 1 ft and 2.6 ft respectively...

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