Algebra - math word problems

  1. A man
    penize_49 A man spends 5/9 of his money on rent, and 5/16 of the remainder on electricity. If the final balance remaining is 550 find how much was spent on rent
  2. Tank 11
    tanks_6 When 150 litres has been drawn from a tank it is 3/8 full, how many litres will the tank hold?
  3. Solid cuboid
    cuboid_18 A solid cuboid has a volume of 40 cm3. The cuboid has a total surface area of 100 cm squared. One edge of the cuboid has length 2 cm. Find the length of a diagonal of the cuboid. Give your answer correct to 3 sig. Fig.
  4. Bottles
    flasa_1 The must is sold in 5-liter and 2-liter bottles. Mr Kucera bought a total of 216 liters in 60 bottles. How many liters did Mr. Kucera buy in five-liter bottles?
  5. Clothes
    dvojice_2 Danka and Janka collect clothes. Danka had 9 more than Janka, so she gave her 7. Which now has more cloth and how many?
  6. A rectangle
    rectangle_12 A rectangle has an area of 36 cm2. What could the length and width of rectangle be?
  7. Four numbers
    equilateral_triangle_5 The first number is 50% second, the second number is 40% third, the third number is 20% of the fourth. The sum is 396. What are the numbers?
  8. Car driver
    cars_26 The car driver is in town A and is scheduled to be in town B at a specified hour. If it travels at an average speed of 50km/h, it will arrive in city B 30 minutes later. But if he travels at an average speed of 70km/h, he would arrive half an hour earlie
  9. Area of garden
    garden_20 If the width of the rectangular garden is decreased by 2 meters and its length is increased by 5 meters, the area of the rectangle will be 0.2 ares larger. If the width and the length of the garden will increase by 3 meters, its original size will increa
  10. Buns and toasts
    vaha_16 Two buns weigh 10 grams more than two toasts. One Bun and two Toast weigh a total of 110 grams. How many grams weigh three toasts? How many grams does a Bun weigh?
  11. Repair pipe
    workers_39 20 workers had to repair broken pipes in 30 days. After fourteen days, four laborers joined them. How long did the pipe repair work last?
  12. Evaluation of expressions
    eq222_10 If a2-3a+1=0, find (i)a2+1/a2 (ii) a3+1/a3
  13. Expression with powers
    eq222_9 If x-1/x=5, find the value of x4+1/x4
  14. Triplets
    age_2 Three years ago, the triplets Pavel, Petr, and Luke and their five-year-old sister Jane had together 25 years. How old is Jane today?
  15. Klara
    tourists_6 Klara and Jitka went on a hiking trip at 13 o'clock at speed 5km/h. At 14 o'clock, Tomas ride on the bike at an average speed of 28 km/h. How many hours and at what distance from the beginning of the road Tomáš caught the two girls?
  16. Girls
    skola_10 The boys and girls in the class formed without the rest of the fives, 2 girls and 3 boys. There are 6 girls missing to create mixed pairs (1 boy and 1 girl). How many girls are in the classroom?
  17. Taxi
    linear_eq_1 A taxi ride costs $3 plus $2.50 per mile. Write and Graph an equation in two variables that represents the total cost of a taxi ride.
  18. Speed of car
    autosalon_2 The car went to a city that was 240 km away. If his speed increased by 8 km/h, it would reach the finish one hour earlier. Determine its original speed.
  19. Apples
    jablka_14 Zuzana bought 3 kg Jonathan apples. Then she noticed that Golden apples were 3 CZK a kilogram cheaper. So they bought 2 kg. For apples, she paid a total of CZK 109. How much did 1 kg Jonathan and how much Golden?
  20. The tourist
    cyclist_28 The tourist came started from the hostel at an average speed of 5km/h. Half an hour later, the bicyclist started along the same route at a speed of 20km/h. How many minutes will a cyclist catch up and how many kilometers will he go?

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