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Problems from Another Time

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

Suppose a lighthouse is built on the top of a rock; the distance between a place of observation and that part of the rock level with the eye is 620 yds.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
In a forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?
A castle has n rooms each of which has 7 samurai in it.
Find two number with sum 20 and when squared their sum is 208.
Find the area of the elliptical segment cut off parallel to the shorter axis;
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...
Given the cats eye as shown. Let the radius of the eye be given by R. What is the area of the pupil?
Three hundred pigs are to be prepared for a feast.

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