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Problems from Another Time

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

The king of France entered into a battle and was defeated. How many soldiers did he have before he was defeated?
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
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...
In how many ways can a vowel and a consonant be chosen out of the word "logarithms?"
When knowing the sum of their ages along with another equation, determine how old a father and son are.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
Given the frustum of a circular cone with height h.
A California miner has a spherical ball of gold, 2 inches in diamter, which he wants to exchange for spherical balls 1 inch in diameter. How many of the smaller spheres should he receive?
The sum of two numbers is 10 and their product is 40. What are the numbers?
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions

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