Determine the dimensions of the least isosceles triangle ACD that can circumscribe a given circle.

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

Determine the dimensions of the least isosceles triangle ACD that can circumscribe a given circle.

Given four numbers whose sum is 9900; the second exceeds the first by 1/7 of the first...

A woodcutter starts to fell a tree 4 feet in diameter, and cuts half way through. One face of the cut is horizontal, and the other face is inclined to the horizontal at an angle of 45 degrees. Find the volume of the wood cut out.

I found a stone but did not weigh it; after I added to it 1/7 of its weight and then 1/11 of this new weight, I weighed the total at 1 mina. What was the weight of the stone?

The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.

A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars;

I owe a man the following notes: one of $800 due May 16; one of $660 due on July 1; one of $940 due Sept. 29. He wishes to exchange them for two notes of $1200 each and wants one to fall due June 1. When should the other be due?

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

Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.