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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  • Bases
    trapezoids_1 The length of the bases trapezium are in ratio 4:5. Length of midline is 15. How long are the bases of a trapezoid?
  • Four swords
    fight Obelix has three helmets, four swords and five shields. How many swords must make at the blacksmith forge Metallurgix to be able to walk another 90 days in unique armor?
  • Water reservoir
    nadrz_17 One drain hole emptied the water from the tank for 20 hours, with the second drain for 30 hours. How long will the water drain from this tank if we open two drains simultaneously?
  • Rectangle
    rectangles_1 The perimeter of the rectangle is 22 cm and content area 30 cm2. Determine its dimensions, if the length of the sides of the rectangle in centimeters is expressed by integers.
  • Eight palm
    palma There grows 8 palms by the sea. At the first sitting one parrot, on second two, on third sits four parrots on each other twice the previous parrots sitting on a previous palm. How many parrots sitting on eighth palm?
  • Car consumption
    odometer The car has passed 988 kilometers and consumed 66 liters of petrol. What is the consumption per 100 kilometers?
  • Election mathematics
    statny-znak-sr_1 In elections, 12 political parties received this shares of voters: party A 56.2 %party B 8.5 %party C 8.2 %party D 6.2 %party E 6.1 %party F 5.5 %party G 3.2 %party H 2.1 %party I 2 %party J 1 %party K 1 % Calculate what the shares acquired in the parlia
  • Radians compare
    28-trigonometry-02 What is greater angle? -0.7 radians or -0.7π radians?
  • Sand
    sand The maximum weight of the car is 5000 kg. 10 m3 of sand must be transferred. How many times does a car have to go? (density of sand is 1500 kg/m3)
  • Bearing
    compass A plane flew 50 km on a bearing 63°20' and the flew on a bearing 153°20' for 140km. Find the distance between the starting point and the ending point.
  • Spartakiada
    spartakiada_1 Practitioners lined up in rectangle with row with four, five or six exercisers, one always missing to full rectangle. How many exercisers were on the field, if they have estimated not been more than 100?
  • MO SK/CZ Z9–I–3
    ball_floating_water John had the ball that rolled into the pool and it swam in the water. Its highest point was 2 cm above the surface. Diameter of circle that marked the water level on the surface of the ball was 8 cm. Determine the diameter of John ball.
  • Ladder
    rebrik_1 Ladder 8 m long is leaning against the wall. Its foot is 1 m away from the wall. In which height ladder touches the wall?
  • Saving 9
    penize_40 An amount if $ 2000 is invested at an interest of 5% per month. if $ 200 is added at the beginning of each successive month but no withdrawals. Give an expression for the value accumulated after n months. After how many months will the amount have accumula
  • Pyramid four sides
    jehlan_4b_obdelnik_1 In a regular tetrahedral pyramid is a body height 38 cm and a wall height 42 cm. Calculate the surface area of the pyramid; the result round to square centimeters.
  • Alaska vs Montana
    montana Alaska is the largest state in the United States and has a surface area of approximately 588,000 square miles. Montana has a surface area that is approximately 25% of the surface area of Alaska. What is the approximate surface area of Montana?
  • Vehicle tank
    fuel_pump2 A vehicle tank was 3/5 full of petrol. When 21 liters of fuel was added it was 5/6 full. How many liters of petrol can the tank hold?

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