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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  • Right 24
    euclid_theorem Right isosceles triangle has an altitude x drawn from the right angle to the hypotenuse dividing it into 2 unequal segments. The length of one segment is 5 cm. What is the area of the triangle? Thank you.
  • Seven tractors
    koleso Seven tractor plowed 308 ha field in four days. How many hectares of fields will plowe 9 tractors in 3 days at the same power?
  • Children in the classroom
    children-school How many children are in the classroom, where Ladislav is 10th lightest and 16th heaviest in class?
  • Inverse matrix
    matrix_3 Find how many times is the larger determinant is the matrix A, which equals 9 as the determinant of its inverse matrix.
  • Average height
    vyska In a class are 34 students. The average height of students is 165 cm. What will be the average height of students in the classroom when two pupils tall 176 cm and 170 cm moved from this school/class?
  • Forth and back
    forth_and_back Car goes from point A to point B at speed 78 km/h and back at 82 km/h. If went there and back at speed 81 km/h journey would take five minutes less. What is the distance between points A and B?
  • Cuboid box
    box How many m2 paper is needed for the sticking cuboid box of dimensions 50 cm, 40 cm and 30 cm? To the folds add one-tenth the area.
  • Cuboid - Vab
    cuboid_3 Find the surface of the cuboid when its volume is 52.8 cubic centimeters, and the length of its two edges is 2 centimeters and 6 centimeters.
  • Sandbox
    sand_2 Sandbox has area of 32 sq ft and length of 4 1/2 ft. What is width of sandbox.
  • Efficiency
    engine_lap A certain device consumes 28 kW and delivers 14 kW. Find its efficiency.
  • Function
    lin_functions For linear function f(x) = ax + ​​b ‬ is f(14)=179; f(15)=154. Calculate m, if f(m) = 2019 .
  • Four integers
    tiles2 Fnd four consecutive integers so that the product of the first two is 70 times smaller than the product of the next two.
  • Pairs
    pair At the table sit 10 people, 5 on one side and 5 on the other side. Among them are 3 pairs. Every pair wants to sit opposite each other. How many ways can they sit?
  • Four sides of trapezoid
    lichobeznik2 Trapezoid is given by length of four sides: 40.5 42.5 52.8 35.0. Calculate its area.
  • Fisherman
    rybar-ryba Fisherman caught 32 fish, which is four times more than last year. How many fish he caught last year?
  • Cuboid walls
    cuboid_19 If the areas of three adjacent faces of a cuboid are 8 cm², 18 cm² and 25 cm². Find the volume of the cuboid.
  • Jose and Kaitlyn
    ball_f_4 Jose and Kaitlyn have a contest to see who can throw a baseball the farthest. Kaitlyn wins, with a throw of 200 ft. If Jose threw the ball 3/4 as far as Kaitlyn, how far did Jose throw the ball?


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