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Problems from Another Time

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

After a terrible battle it is found that 70% of the soldiers have lost an eye.
X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?
Problems from a 15th century French manuscript, including one with negative solutions
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?
Now a pile of rice is against a wall, it has a base perimeter of 60 feet and a height of 12 feet.
A rifle ball is fired through a three-inch plank, the resistance of which causes an unknown constant retardation of its velocity.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
As for a square piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits, if it is said to you, "Cause it to make a piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits that is round," what is the required diameter?
What number which being increased by 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 of itself, the sum shall be 75?
A gentleman has bought a rectangular piece of land whose perimeter is to be 100 rods.

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