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Problems from Another Time

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

Suppose a ladder 60 feet long is placed in a street so as to reach a window 37 feet above the ground on one side of the street...
X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?
A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
A rifle ball is fired through a three-inch plank, the resistance of which causes an unknown constant retardation of its velocity.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
As for a square piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits, if it is said to you, "Cause it to make a piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits that is round," what is the required diameter?
Now there are three sisters who leave home together.
Given the frustum of a circular cone with height h.

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