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...

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

Given a right triangle where you know the length of the base and the sum of the perpendicular side and the hypotenuse.

If 40 oranges are worth 60 apples, and 75 apples are worth 7 dozen peaches, and 100 peaches are worth 1 box of grapes and three boxes of grapes are worth 40 pounds of pecans, how many peaches can be bought for 100 oranges?

Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.

A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.

One hundred men besieged in a castle, have sufficient food to allow each one bread to the weight of 14 lot a day for ten months.

A merchant woman buys and sells apples and pears for Denaros. How much did she invest in apples; how much in pears?

How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students

Now there are three sisters who leave home together.

If you are h feet tall and walk all the way around the Earth, keeping to the same circumference, how much farther has your head gone than your feet when you complete the journey?