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Problems from Another Time

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

Three persons bought a sugar loaf in the form of a perfect cone 25"" high and agreed to divide it...what was the slant height of each one's share?
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
You have two sums of money, the difference of which is 2 dirhams; you divide the smaller sum by the larger and the quotient is equal to 1/2. What are the two sums of money?
An oblong garden is a half yard longer than it is wide and consists entirely of a gravel walk...

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