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Problems from Another Time

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

Gun metal of a certain grade is composed of 16% tin and 84% copper. How much tin must be added to 410 lbs. of this gun metal to make a composition of 18% tin?
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.
Now there are six-headed four legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds. Find the total number of animals and birds.
A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.

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