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Problems from Another Time

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

If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?
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 horse halving its speed every day runs 700 miles in 7 days.
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.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
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.
Rabbits and pheasants are put in a basket.
The triangle ABC has a right angle at C. Show that 1/ED=1/AC+1/AB
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
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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