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Problems from Another Time

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

Now a pile of rice is against a wall, it has a base perimeter of 60 feet and a height of 12 feet.
A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.
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...
Three circles of varying radius are mutually tangent. The area of the triangle connecting their centers is given. Find the radius of the third circle.
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.
Two officers each have a company of men, the one has 40 less than the other.
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
A number is required; that the square shall be equal to twice the cube.
Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.

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