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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  • Coil as a girl
    tlmivka_TL1.JPG The electrical resistance of the copper wire coil is 2.0 ohms. What current runs through the coil when the voltage between the terminals is 3.0 V?
  • Three workers
    eura_6 Three workers got paid for work. First earn € 50, the second € 100 and third € 60. For further work should receive together € 735. How do you divide that amount in order to be distributed in the same proportion as the first job?
  • Circle and angle
    arc What is the length of the arc of a circle with radius r = 207 mm with cental angle 5.33 rad?
  • Climb
    aircraft_ascend For horizontal distance 4.2 km road rise by 6.3 m. Calculate the road pitch in ‰ (permille, parts per thousand).
  • Carbon dioxide
    co2 Calculate how many grams of oxygen are in 50 g of carbon dioxide CO2. Relative atomic mass of oxygen is 16 and of carbon is 12.
  • Lampshade
    kuzel_2 The cone-shaped lampshade has a diameter of 30 cm and a height of 10 cm. How many cm2 of material will we need when we 10% is waste?
  • Coins
    mince_1 On coins found was stated that from the year 87 BC. It is right?
  • Three-day trip
    cyclist The cyclist on three-day trip travel 30% of the total route on the first day, 3/5 of the rest on the second day and 35 km on the third day. How many kilometers did travel cyclists each day and how many?
  • Basen
    bazen_9 How many square meters of tiles we need to tile the walls and floor of the pool 15 meters long, six meters wide and two meters?deep
  • 1 page
    books 1 page is torn from the book. The sum of the page numbers of all the remaining pages is 15,000. What numbers did the pages have on the page that was torn from the book?
  • The pole
    tlf_pillar The telegraph pole is supported by a 4 m bullet at 3/4 of its height, the end of which is at a distance 2.5 m from the pole post. Calculate the height of the telegraph pole.
  • Angles ratio
    triangles_16 The internal angles of a triangle are in ratio 1:4:5 What kind of triangle is it? (solve internal angles and write down and discuss)
  • Pears and oranges
    hrusky There are 3 times as many pears as oranges. If a group of children receives 5 oranges each, there will be no oranges left over. If the same group of children receives 8 pears each, there will be 21 pears leftover. How many children and oranges are there?
  • Scouts 4
    1957-4a 4/7 of the students in a school are boys. If 3/8 of the boys are scouts, how many scouts are there in a school of 1878 students?
  • Grandmother and grandfather
    spaldove-moravske-kolace Grandmother baked cakes. Grandfather ate half, then quarter of the rest ate Peter and Paul ate half of rest. For parents left 6 cakes. How many cakes maked the grandmother?
  • Water wessel
    karafa The vessel containing water has a weight 19 kg. After pouring half the water its weigth 11 kg. What is the weight of the empty vessel?
  • Cone and the ratio
    kuzel Rotational cone has a height 23 cm and the ratio of the base surface to lateral surface is 7: 9. Calculate a surface of the base and the lateral surface.


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