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Problems from Another Time

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

Given four numbers whose sum is 9900; the second exceeds the first by 1/7 of the first...
A lady has two silver cups, and only one cover for both. The first cup weighs 16 oz, and when it is covered it weighs 3 times as much as the second cup; but when the second cup is covered, it weighs 4 times as much as the first.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
Make of 10 three parts such that one part multiplied by 3 makes as much as the other multiplied by 4 and as the other multiplied by 5.
A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
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?
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions

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