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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 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.
A castle has n rooms each of which has 7 samurai in it.
Given two circle tangent at the point P with parallel diameters AB, CD, prove that APD and BPC are straight lines.
Find two number with sum 20 and when squared their sum is 208.
Given the cats eye as shown. Let the radius of the eye be given by R. What is the area of the pupil?
In a given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
Three hundred pigs are to be prepared for a feast.
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.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
In a rectangle, having given the diagonal and perimeter, find the sides

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