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Problems from Another Time

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

Three hundred pigs are to be prepared for a feast.
Given a rectangle, find the line through one vertex of minimum length that passes through the extensions of the two opposite sides.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
There is a right triangle where: the sum of the upright multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 700 units; and, the sum of the base multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 900 units.
A fox, a raccoon, and a hound pass through customs and together pay 111 coins.
Three men wish to buy a horse but none have a sufficient amount of money for the purchase; to do so they must borrow from each other. How much money does each man have and what is the price of the horse?
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
What is the perpendicular height of a cloud when its angles of elevation were 35 degrees and 64 degrees as taken by two observers at the same time...
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?
When knowing the sum of their ages along with another equation, determine how old a father and son are.

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