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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...
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.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
Given two circle tangent at the point P with parallel diameters AB, CD, prove that APD and BPC are straight lines.
A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
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 given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
Now there are three sisters who leave home together.
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.

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