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Problems from Another Time

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

A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
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?
Now there are three sisters who leave home together.
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
A rifle ball is fired through a three-inch plank, the resistance of which causes an unknown constant retardation of its velocity.
There is a four-sided field whose eastern side measures 35 paces, its western side 45 paces, its southern side 25 paces and its northern side 15 paces. Find the area of this field.
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?
A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars;

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