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Problems from Another Time

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

Assume that the human population after the flood was 6 and that 200 years later the population was 1,000,000. Find the annual growth of the population.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
In a right triangle, let the perpendicular be 5 and the sum of the base and hypotenuse 25. Find the lengths of the base and hypotenuse
Rabbits and pheasants are put in a basket.
A cliff with a tower on its edge is observed from a boat at sea; find the height of the cliff and the tower.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895
There is a number which when divided by 2, or 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 always has a remainder of 1 and is truly divisible by 7. It is sought what is the number?
How long does it take a single man to do work when...
The perimeters of two similar triangles are 45 and 135 respectively. One side of the first triangle has length 11″ and a second side, 19″. Find the lengths of the sides of the second triangle.

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