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Problems from Another Time

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

Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.
A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
Now there are three sisters who leave home together.
What proportions of sugar at 8 cents, 10 cents and 14 cents per pound, will compose a mixture worth 12 cents per pound?
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions

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