Algebra - math word problems

  1. Fire tank
    fireman Whole fire tank was discharged once in 5 days by first out by second in $n days. Once firefighters pumped out 6/13 of water out from the tank and then let the water flow out both drain. How long take empty the tank?
  2. Around the flowerbed
    roses Around a rectangular flowerbed with dimensions 5.25 m and 3.5 m are to be planted roses equally spaced so that the roses found in every corner of the flowerbed and consumed them as little as possible. a) At what distance are planted roses? b) How many ros
  3. Elections
    elections The elections attended a total 4818 voters. First day 39 men more than women, the second day 21 women more than men. How many women attended elections?
  4. Snowman 2
    snowman_1 On the medal, which has the shape of a circle with a diameter 18 cm is sketched snowman so that the following requirements are met: 1. snowman is composed of three circles, 2. space over snowman is the same as under it, 3. diameters of all circles express
  5. 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?
  6. Parallelogram
    quadrilateral_parallelogram The perimeter of the parallelogram is 417 cm. The length of one side is 1.7-times longer than the length of the shorter side. What is the length of sides of a parallelogram?
  7. Pedestrian
    pedestrian Pedestrian came started at 8h in the morning with speed 4.4 km/h. At half-past eleven cyclist started at 26 km/h same way. How many minutes take cyclist to catch up pedestrian?
  8. Rectangular trapezoid
    rt_licho The rectangular trapezoid ABCD is: /AB/ = /BC/ = /AC/. The length of the median is 6 cm. Calculate the circumference and area of a trapezoid.
  9. Sequence
    Quadratic_equation In the arithmetic sequence is given: Sn=2304, d=2, an=95 Calculate a1 and n.
  10. Linear independence
    colinear_vectors Determine if vectors u=(-4; -5) and v=(20; 25) are linear Linear dependent.
  11. Exp
    old_calculator If ?, then n is:
  12. Metal alloy
    ocel What is the ratio of metals in the alloy that is in the 50 tonnes of steel to 30 kg nickel?
  13. Package
    latky_textil The package has no more than 67 m of cloth. If we just cut it all on the blouses or all on dresses, no cloth left remain. On the one blouse consumes 3.8 m of cloth and on one dress 1.7 m. Determine the amount of the cloth in the package.
  14. Cuboid
    dodecagon The volume of the cuboid is 245 cm3. Each cuboid edge length can be expressed by a integer greater than 1 cm. What is the surface area of the cuboid?
  15. Sequence
    seq Calculate what member of the sequence specified by ? has value 86.
  16. Trapezoid ABCD v2
    trapezium_table Trapezoid ABCD has length of bases in ratio 3:10. The area of riangle ACD is 825 dm2. What is the area of trapezoid ABCD?
  17. Pure quadratic equation
    kvadrat Solve pure quadratic equation ?.
  18. Trickster
    cents_2 Figliarko has 13 cents less than Hana. Together they have 57 cents. How many cents has Hana and how many Figliarko?
  19. Angles
    triangle The triangle is one outer angle 158°54' and one internal angle 148°. Calculate the other internal angles of a triangle.
  20. Chase
    pavel_007 Paul travel at 60 km/h. After 18 km ride found that he forgot an important book. His brother Thomas behind him carrying it. How fast must Thomas go to catch up with Paul in 31 minutes?

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