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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 authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
Determine the radii of three equal circles decribed within and tangent to a given circle, and also tangent to each other
There is a circle from within which a square is cut, the remaining portion having an area of 47.6255 square units.
Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.
In a certain lake, swarming with red geese, the tip of a lotus bud was seen to extend a span [9 inches] above the surface of the water.
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
What proportions of sugar at 8 cents, 10 cents and 14 cents per pound, will compose a mixture worth 12 cents per pound?
Determine by using algebra the number of degrees in the angle A where: cos A = tan A

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