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Problems from Another Time

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

Two travelers, starting at the same time from the same point, travel in opposite directions round a circular railway.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
Given a pyramid 300 cubits high, with a square base 500 cubits to a side, determine the distance from the center of any side to the apex.

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