Math word problems

Mathematical word problems allow you to practice your knowledge of mathematics in tasks of everyday life. Examples train understanding, translation into the mathematical language (eg, equations), solve it, check the accuracy and solution discussion.
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  • After 2
    flowers_7 After we planted flowers in 2/5 of our garden, 24m remained unplanted. How many meters is the garden in total? If the total area of the garden is 1, the proportion of the remaining area is?
  • Fridays
    calendar_3 Friday 13th is in 4 days. What day is today and what day it is?
  • Garden
    garden_18 The rectangular garden has dimensions of 27 m and 30 m. Peter and Katka split it in a ratio of 4:5. How many square meters did Katkin measure part of the garden?
  • Percents - easy
    percents_5 How many percent is 432 out of 434?
  • Sector
    vysec The perimeter of a circular sector with an angle 1.8 rad is 64 cm. Determine the radius of the circle from which the sector comes.
  • Sand castle
    piesokHrad Tim and Tom built a sand castle and embellished it with a flag. Half the pole with the flag plunged into the castle. The highest point of the pole was 80 cm above the ground, its lowest point 20 cm above the ground. How high was the sand castle?
  • Digging
    Dighole A pit is dug in the shape of a cuboid with dimensions 10mX8mX3m. The earth taken out is spread evenly on a rectangular plot of land with dimensions 40m X 30m. What is the increase in the level of the plot ?
  • Isosceles trapezoid v3
    rovnobezky_uhly In an isosceles trapezoid ABCD is the size of the angle β = 81° Determine size of angles α, γ and δ.
  • Cosine
    theta Calculate the cosine of the smallest internal angle in a right-angled triangle with cathetus 3 and 8 and with the hypotenuse 8.544.
  • Baskets of apples
    jablka_3 Grandfather gathered apples into baskets. He filled one large and three small baskets. Small baskets are identical and each can hold 3 kg of apples less than in a large basket. In small baskets together 3 kg of apples over a large basket. How many kilogram
  • Combi-triangle
    komb_triangle On each side of the square is marked 10 different points outside the vertices of the square. How many triangles can be constructed from this set of points, where each vertex of the triangle lie on the other side of the square?
  • Chase
    pavel_007 Paul travel at 60 km/h. After 18 km ride found that he forgot an important book. His brother Thomas behind him carrying it. How fast must Thomas go to catch up with Paul in 31 minutes?
  • Passenger car and truck
    2cars From Kutna Hora left at 11:00 clock a truck at 60 km/h. At 12:30 behind him started passenger car at average speed 80 km/h. At what time and how far from Kutna Hora overtake a passenger car truck?
  • Hall
    zamkova_dlazba_3 Rectangular hall will have pave by square tiles with a side length 15 cm. The hall has length 18 meters and width 3 m. How many tiles need to buy if 2 percent of the amount is disrupted during the work?
  • Ladder
    studna 8.3 meters long ladder is leaning against the wall of the well, and its lower end is 1.2 meters from this wall. How high from the bottom of a well is the top edge of the ladder?
  • Three points 4
    linearna The line passed through three points - see table: x y -6 4 -4 3 -2 2 Write line equation in y=mx+b form
  • Ratio
    cone1 The radii of two cones are in the ratio 5.7 Calculate the area ratio if cones have same height.

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