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Math books prior to 1890 contained word problems substantially more sophisticated than those appearing in modern texts. Here are a couple of examples.

From: First Lessons in Algebra, By Ebenezer Bailey. Boston, Jenks & Palmer 1843




From: Bradbury’s Eaton’s Practical Arithmetic, By William F. Bradbury. Boston, Thompson Brown and Co. 1879, revised 1895.