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Problems from Another Time

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

The dimensions of a rectangular box in inches are expressed by three consecutive numbers. The surface of the box is 292 square inches. Find the dimensions.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
Given two circle tangent at the point P with parallel diameters AB, CD, prove that APD and BPC are straight lines.
A fox, a raccoon, and a hound pass through customs and together pay 111 coins.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
In a given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
Curve sketching, tangent lines, and optimization, explored via interactive applets
An erect pole of 10 cubits has its base moved 6 cubits. Determine the new height and the distance the top of the pole is lowered.
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
A vessel is anchored in 3 fathoms of water and the cable passes over a sheave in the bowspirt which is 6 ft above the water.

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