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Problems from Another Time

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

If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?
Imagine an urn with two balls, each of which may be either white or black. One of these balls is drawn and is put back before a new one is drawn.
A horse halving its speed every day runs 700 miles in 7 days.
Suppose a lighthouse is built on the top of a rock; the distance between a place of observation and that part of the rock level with the eye is 620 yds.
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 forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?
Rabbits and pheasants are put in a basket.
Find the area of the elliptical segment cut off parallel to the shorter axis;
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...