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Problems from Another Time

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

Suppose the area of an equilateral triangle be 600. The sides are required.
A square circumscribed about a given circle is double in area to a square inscribed in the same circle. True of false? Prove your answer.
A certain gentleman ordered that 90 measures of grain were to be transported from his house to another, 30 leucas distant.
Given a guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind. The host discovers them after 1/3 day, and he starts out with the clothes.
Given a pendulum as shown. The height of the pendulum is two units and its horizontal width is 2 units. What is the area of the pendulum?
A bridge is built across a river in 6 months by 45 men. It is washed away by the current. Required the number of workmen sufficient to build another of twice as much worth in 4 months.
I wish to find three numbers of such nature that the first and the second with 1/2 of the third makes 20...
The triangle ABC has a right angle at C. Show that 1/ED=1/AC+1/AB
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.

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