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Problems from Another Time

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

There is a round town 8000 feet in circumference.
The dimensions of a rectangular box in inches are expressed by three consecutive numbers. The surface of the box is 292 square inches. Find the dimensions.
Given two circle tangent at the point P with parallel diameters AB, CD, prove that APD and BPC are straight lines.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
Now there are six-headed four-legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds placed together.
In a given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
An erect pole of 10 cubits has its base moved 6 cubits. Determine the new height and the distance the top of the pole is lowered.
Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.

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