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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  • 4 pipes
    roury The tank flows out by 4 pipes in 6 hours 120 hl water. How much water flows out of 5 pipes of the same diameter in 14 hours?
  • Lie/do not lie
    lines_and_points The function is given by the rule f(x) = 8x+16. Determine whether point D[-1; 8] lies on this function. Solve graphically or numerically and give reasons for the your answer.
  • Together 3
    painter_8 If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hours, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?
  • Three altitudes
    triangle_vysky A triangle with altitudes 4; 5 and 6 cm is given. Calculate the lengths of all medians and all sides in a triangle.
  • Vegan shop
    zemiaky_2 To the shops brought together 23.2 kg of goods, fruits, vegetables and nuts. fruit was 4.7 kg more than vegetables, nuts was 1.5 kg less than the fruit. Determine the amount of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
  • Salt
    salt_4 Sea water containing 5% salt. How many kg of fresh water necessary to pour into 40 kg of sea water so that the salinity fell to 2%?
  • Sphere vs cube
    koule_krychle How many % of the surface of a sphere of radius 12 cm is the surface of a cube inscribed in this sphere?
  • Ace
    esicko The length of segment AB is 24 cm and the point M and N divided it into thirds. Calculate the circumference and area of this shape.
  • Aquarium
    akvarko The box-shaped aquarium is 40 cm high; the bottom has dimensions of 70 cm and 50 cm. Simon wanted to create an exciting environment for the fish, so he fixed three pillars to the bottom. They all have the shape of a cuboid with a square base. The base edg
  • Katy MO
    reporter_saved6 Kate draw triangle ABC. Middle of AB have mark as X and the center of the side AC as Y. On the side BC wants to find the point Z such that the content area of a 4gon AXZY was greatest. What part of the triangle ABC can maximally occupy 4-gon AXZY?
  • Angles
    fun1 Which of those angles are obtuse?
  • Triangular pyramid
    3sidesPyramid It is given perpendicular regular triangular pyramid: base side a = 5 cm, height v = 8 cm, volume V = 28.8 cm3. What is it content (surface area)?
  • Aircraft
    aircraft The plane flies at altitude 6500 m. At the time of first measurement was to see the elevation angle of 21° and second measurement of the elevation angle of 46°. Calculate the distance the plane flew between the two measurements.
  • Working time - shortening
    worker The media often speculates about the change (especially to shorten) the working time of the five-day eight-hour working week to another working model. Calculate how many hours a day the employee would have to work a day at 3-day work week if he must work
  • Two workers
    safarik_stu Two workers make 138 parts/items. The first one produces 30% more than the second. How many items will each produce?
  • Glasses
    okuliare There are 36 pupils in the class. Nine girls wear glasses. Boys with glasses are five less than girls without glasses. Boys without glasses are two times more than girls without glasses. How many boys and how many girls?
  • Rectangles - sides
    rectangles_2 One side of the rectangle is 10 cm longer than second. Shortens longer side by 6 cm and extend shorter by 14 cm increases the area of the rectangle by 130 cm2. What are the dimensions of the original rectangle?


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