Algebra - math word problems

  1. The Eiffel Tower
    Eiffel-Tower-Paris The top of the Eiffel Tower is seen from a distance of 600 meters at an angle of 30 degrees. Find the tower height.
  2. Simple equation 9
    eq2 Solve the following equation: -8y+5=-9y+9
  3. Drive to NJ
    motion Ed drove to New Jersey at 30mph. He drove back home in 3 hours at 50 mph. How many hours did it take Ed to drive to New Jersey?
  4. The sum
    seq_sum The sum of the first 10 members of the arithmetic sequence is 120. What will be the sum if the difference is reduced by 2?
  5. Working alone
    workers Tom and Chandri are doing household chores. Chandri can do the work twice as fast as Tom. If they work together, they can finish the work in 5 hours. How long does it take Tom working alone to do the same work?
  6. Seven numbers
    numbers Write seven 4-digit numbers that are divisible by 3 and at the same time by 4.
  7. Base of prism
    hranol3b The base of the perpendicular prism is a rectangular triangle whose legs length are at a 3: 4 ratio. The height of the prism is 2cm smaller than the larger base leg. Determine the volume of the prism if its surface is 468 cm2.
  8. Isosceles triangle 9
    iso_triangle Given an isosceles triangle ABC where AB= AC. The perimeter is 64cm and altitude is 24cm. Find the area of the isosceles triangle
  9. Accelerated motion - mechanics
    dodavka The delivery truck with a total weight of 3.6 t accelerates from 76km/h to 130km/h in the 0.286 km long way. How much was the force needed to achieve this acceleration?
  10. Reciprocal value
    fx How do I calculate a number x that is 9 greater than its reciprocal (1/x)?
  11. Median
    statistics The number of missed hours was recorded in 11 pupils: 5,12,6,8,10,7,5,110,2,5,6. Determine the median.
  12. The second
    triangle The second angle of a triangle is the same size as the first angle. The third angle is 12 degrees larger than the first angle. How large are the angles?
  13. Prices
    pokladna The price of the product was increased by 35%. How many percents of the new price we have to make it cheaper so that its price is equal to the original price?
  14. Pine's forest
    borovica There were so many pines in the forest that if they were sequentially numbered 1, 2, 3,. .. , would use three times more digits than the pine trees alone. How many pine trees were there in the forest?
  15. Red and white
    tulipany Simona picked 63 tulips in the garden and tied bicolor bouquets for her girlfriends. The tulips were only red and white. She put as many tulips in each bouquet, three of which were always red. How much could Simon tear off white tulips? Write all the optio
  16. The tickets
    oriesky The tickets to the show cost some integer number greater than 1. Also, the sum of the price of the children's and adult tickets, as well as their product, was the power of the prime number. Find all possible ticket prices.
  17. Depth angles
    hrad At the top of the mountain stands a castle, which has a tower 30 meters high. We see the crossroad in the valley from the top of the tower and heel at depth angles of 32° 50 'and 30° 10'. How high is the top of the mountain above the crossroad
  18. Two water containers
    watertank In the first container, there are 200 m3 of water and in the second 40 m3. The first container will flow down at a rate of 10 m3 water per hour. At the same time flows to the second rate of 5 m3 per hour. After how many hours there will be three times less
  19. Fraction + eq
    eq1 Solve following simple equation with fractions: -5/6(8+5b) = 75 + 5/3b
  20. Athletic club
    skola_1 All athletic club boys lined up by size. In front of Peter was one-eighth of the total. Right behind Peter stood his brother Radek and behind Radek another five-sixths of the total number of boys. Mark the unknown total number of athletic club boys x. .

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