Math word problems

Mathematical word problems allow you to practice your mathematics knowledge in everyday life tasks. Word problems train to understand, translate into the mathematical language (e.g., equations), solve it, and check the accuracy and solution discussion.
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  • At the
    At the presentation of the travelers came three times as many men than women. When eight men left with their partners, there were five times more men than women at the presentation. How many were men and women originally?
  • Company
    After increasing the number of employees by 15% company has 253 employees. How many employees take?
  • Coal mine
    The towing wheel has a diameter of 1.7 meters. How many meters does the elevator cage lower when the wheel turns 32 times?
  • Even/odd numbers
    What is the product of 0.97 and the next odd decimal number?
  • Lake or pond
    The landlord has a square lake. Trees grow around this lake. The lake wants to enlarge the pond twice and not cut down or flood any tree. How will he do that?
  • Discriminant
    Determine the discriminant of the equation: 7x2-x+7=1
  • What percentage
    What percentage is 12 km out of 80 km?
  • Prospering students
    There are girls and 30 boys in the class. Boys prospering 28, girls all. How many girls are in the class and how many boys are there, if all the prospering students are 95%?
  • Frank
    Frank will be riding his bike to school this year. The distance from his house to the end of the street is ⅜ mile. The distance from the end of the street to the school is ⅚ mile. How far is Frank's house from school?
  • Two workers
    Two workers work together and perform the job in 12 hours. If one has done half the work and then the second worker next half of the work it will take 25 hours. How long would it take job them separately?
  • Find the
    Find the surface area of a regular quadrilateral pyramid which has a volume of 24 dm3 and a height of 45 cm.
  • Quotient 3
    If the quotient of 8/13 and 2 is subtracted from the product of 1 3/4 and 8/21, what is the difference?
  • Athletic race
    Before a race, you start 4 5/8 feet behind your friend. At the halfway point, you are 3 2/3 feet ahead of your friend. What is the change in distance between you and your friend from the beginning of the race?
  • Bus tickets
    Bus ticket for a trip from Prague to Paris cost 2180Kč. A return ticket costs 3930Kč. How much money will save a family of four from going to Paris and back when they purchase return tickets?
  • A baker
    A baker has 5 1/4 pies in her shop. She cut the pies in pieces that are each 1/8 of a whole pie. How many pieces of pie does she have?
  • Most divisors
    From the natural numbers from 1 to 100, find the one that has the most divisors.
  • The lift
    The lift can fit four people. How many uphill rides must the lift make to move up 12 passengers?


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