Algebra - math word problems

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  • Achilles and the turtle
    zelva It is known that Achilles will not catch up with the turtle. But his brother Auchalles can do it. He even gave the turtle an 8-hour lead. Calculate how far from the start Auchalles will meet a turtle moving at an average speed of 70 m/h if Auchalles walks
  • Motel
    motorest Three different dinners A, B, C are served in the motel. Three 20 members went to motel. Group 1 ordered dinners: A 20 members and their average dinner price in the group was CZK 200. From Group 2, they ordered a A: 10 persons, B 10 dinners, and their ave
  • Guppies for sale
    guppies Paul had a bowl of guppies for sale. Four customers were milling around the store. 1. Rod told paul - I'll take half the guppies in the bowl, plus had a guppy. 2. Heather said - I'll take half of what you have, plus half a guppy. The third customer, Nancy
  • Truncated cone
    kuzel_komoly Calculate the height of the rotating truncated cone with volume V = 794 cm3 and a base radii r1 = 9.9 cm and r2 = 9.8 cm.
  • Pentagonal pyramid
    pentagon Find the volume and surface of a regular pentagonal pyramid with a base edge a = 12.8 cm and a height v = 32.1 cm.
  • Two trains
    rjet Through the bridge, long l = 240m, the train passes through the constant speed at time t1 = 21s. A train running along the traffic lights at the edge of the bridge passes the same speed at t2 = 9s. a) What speed v did the train go? b) How long did it take
  • Chambers
    commision The decision-making committee consists of three people. In order for the commission's decision to be valid, at least two members must vote in the same way. It is not possible not to vote in the commission, everyone only votes yes or no. We assume that the
  • Rates
    gas_meter When gas consumption, the consumer may choose one of two rates: rate A - which pays 0.4 € per 1 m3 of gas a flat monthly fee of 3.9 € (regardless of consumption) rate B - which pays 0.359 € per 1 m3 of gas a flat monthly fee of 12.5 € From what monthly
  • Angled cyclist turn
    cyclistTurn The cyclist passes through a curve with a radius of 20 m at 25 km/h. How much angle does it have to bend from the vertical inward to the turn?
  • Crimson Lynx
    ship Captain Emily has a ship, the H. M. S Crimson Lynx. The ship is five furlongs from the dread pirate Umaima and her merciless band of thieves. If her ship hasn't already been hit, Captain Emily has probability 3/5 of hitting the pirate ship. If her ship ha
  • Intelligence test
    test Paľo, Jano, Karol, and Rišo were doing an intelligence test. Palo correctly answered half of the questions plus 7 questions, Jano to a third plus 18 questions, Karol to a quarter plus 21 questions and Risho to a fifth plus 25 questions. After the test, Ka
  • Mr Duma
    garden Mr Duma recently inherited a rectangular plot, part of the estate left by his late father. The plot with the following dimensions: Length=2x+1;Width=x-1. Determine the formula, in terms of x, that best describes the area of the rectangular plot. He has pl
  • Lottery - eurocents
    penize Tereza bets in the lottery and finally wins. She went to the booth to have the prize paid out. An elderly gentleman standing next to him wants to buy a newspaper, but he is missing five cents. Tereza is in a generous mood after the win, so she gives the m
  • ICE train
    ice_train German runways test a new ICE train between Munich and Berlin. The train runs to Berlin at a slow speed of 100 km/h. Back from Berlin goes faster. How quickly did the train have to go on a return trip so that the total average train speed for both journey
  • Password
    codes The voltage station is day changing the master password, which consists of three letters. The code generation process does not change and is based on the following procedure: The following letters (A) to (I) correspond to different numbers from 1 to 9 if
  • BMI index
    man_BMI Calculate BMI (body mass index, an index indicating obesity, overweight, normal weight, underweight) man weighing m = 71 kg and height h = 170 cm. The index is calculated according to equation (formula): BMI = (m)/(h2) With BMI index is possible to compa
  • Diophantus
    diofantos We know little about this Greek mathematician from Alexandria, except that he lived around 3rd century A. D. Thanks to an admirer of his, who described his life through an algebraic riddle, we know at least something about his life. Diophantus's youth las
  • Endless lego set
    lego The endless lego set contains only 6, 9, 20 kilograms blocks that can no longer be polished or broken. The workers took them to the gym and immediately started building different buildings. And of course, they wrote down how much the building weighed. The
  • Three friends
    penize Cuba, Matthew and their friend Adam found a brigade during their weekend weekends because they wanted to make a joint trip to the Alps that they planned for the spring break. Cuba enjoyed the skiing trip very much, so he was not lazy to get up and went to
  • Self-counting machine
    nisa_Samopocet The self-counting machine works exactly like a calculator. The innkeeper wanted to add several three-digit natural numbers on his own. On the first attempt, he got the result in 2224. To check, he added these numbers again and he got 2198. Therefore, he a

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