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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  • Completing square
    eq2 Solve the quadratic equation: m2=4m+20 using completing the square method
  • Goat
    hexagon The fenced flower bed has the shape of a regular hexagon. The tops are formed by fence posts. The fence around the flowerbed measures 60 m. A goat is tied to one of the pillars from the outside and grazes on the surrounding meadow (the goat should not ent
  • Salary increase
    vyplata Ms. Merry's salary increased by 15%, and that was 83 euros. What should pay before the increase?
  • Metal balls
    three_circles_inside_one Four metal balls with a diameter of 5 cm are placed in a measuring cylinder with an inner diameter of 10 cm. What is the smallest water volume to be poured into the cylinder so that all balls are below the water level?
  • Water tanks
    nadrz A different amount of water is poured into each of the three identical vessels. In the first vessel, water fills 30% of its volume and in the second vessel 40% of its volume. The third container contains 19 liters of water. If we distributed the water fro
  • Rectangular trapezium
    trapezoid-right Calculate the perimeter of a rectangular trapezium when its content area is 576 cm2 and sice a (base) is 30 cm, height 24 cm.
  • Education for free
    skola The Slovakia circulates a lot of myths, particularly ideas about what must be free. For example - education should be free - children of poor parents should know at least read and write. Calculate how much a student would have to pay per hour of teaching,
  • Four ropes
    vysilac TV transmitter is anchored at a height of 44 meters by four ropes. Each rope is attached at a distance of 55 meters from the heel of the TV transmitter. Calculate how many meters of rope were used in the construction of the transmitter. At each attachment
  • Aircrafts
    aircrafts_paper James make the 21 paper aircrafts. It is 9 pieces more than make Matthew. How many paper aircrafts maked Matthew?
  • Angle of the body diagonals
    body_diagonals_angle Using vector dot product calculate the angle of the body diagonals of the cube.
  • PIN - codes
    pin How many five-digit PIN - code can we create using the even numbers?
  • Eq1
    eq1 Solve equation: 4(a-3)=3(2a-5)
  • Pears
    hrusky There were pears in the basket, I took two-fifths of them, and left six in the basket. How many pears did I take?
  • Find the mean
    mean_normal Find the number between 13 and 29.
  • Sphere - parts
    odsek_vusek Calculate the area of a spherical cap, which is part of an area with base radius ρ = 9 cm and a height v = 3.1 cm.
  • Thales
    tales Thales is 1 m from the hole. The eyes are 150 cm above the ground and look into the hole with a diameter of 120 cm as shown. Calculate the depth of the hole.
  • Distilled water
    water2 Sea water contains 5% salt. How many distilled water should be pour to 40 kg of sea water so that the salt content is 2%. How many kilograms of 2% of sea water we get?


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