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Problems from Another Time

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

Find the area of the elliptical segment cut off parallel to the shorter axis;
Given four integers where if added together three at a time their sums are: 20, 22, 24, and 27. What are the integers?
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
If two Post-boys, A and B at 59 miles distance from one another, set out in the morning in order to meet...
In the figure at the left, if the radii of each inscribed circle is 1, what are the dimensions of the bounding rectangle?
There is a four sided field.
The square of a certain number multiplied by itself and by 200 is 446,976. What is the number?
Suppose that for every 4 cows a farmer has, he should plow 1 acre of land, and allow 1 acre of pasture for every 3 cows; how many cows could he keep on 140 acres?
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
In one day, a person can make 30 arrows or fletch [put the feathers on] 20 arrows.

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