Algebra - math word problems

  1. Summands
    magic Find two summands of the number 42, so that its product is minimized.
  2. Children
    children_3 The group has 42 children. There are 4 more boys than girls. How many boys and girls are in the group?
  3. Three friends
    Veverka Three friends squirrels together went to collect hazelnuts. Zrzecka he found more than twice Pizizubka and Ouska even three times more than Pizizubka. On the way home they talked while eating and was cracking her nuts. Pizizubka eaten half of all nuts wh
  4. Octahedron - sum
    8sten On each wall of a regular octahedron is written one of the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, wherein on different sides are different numbers. For each wall John make the sum of the numbers written of three adjacent walls. Thus got eight sums, which also
  5. Equation
    fractions Find x: x + 1/2 = 1/3
  6. Quadratic equation
    kvadrat_2 Find the roots of the quadratic equation: 3x2-4x + (-4) = 0.
  7. MO SK/CZ Z9–I–3
    ball_floating_water John had the ball that rolled into the pool and it swam in the water. Its highest point was 2 cm above the surface. Diameter of circle that marked the water level on the surface of the ball was 8 cm. Determine the diameter of John ball.
  8. Cruise liner
    parnik_1 Cruise liner runs along the river between points A and B. The journey downstream takes 40 minutes 1 hour upriver. The flow rate of the river is 3 km/h. What is the speed of cruise liner?
  9. Cuboid surface
    cuboid_4 Determine surface area of cuboid if its volume is 52.8 cm cubic and length of the two edges are 2 cm and 6 cm.
  10. 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.
  11. Simple equation
    axes_1 Solve for x: 3(x + 2) = x - 18
  12. Unknown number
    fractions_6 I think the number - its sixth is 3 smaller than its third.
  13. Moon
    zem_mesic We see Moon in the perspective angle 28'. Moon's radius is 1740 km at the time of the full moon. Calculate the mean distance of the Moon from the Earth.
  14. Ravens
    havrany On two trees sitting 17 ravens. If 3 ravens flew from first to second tree and 5 ravens took off from second tree then the first tree has 2 times more ravens than second tree. How many ravens was originally on every tree?
  15. Simple equation
    eq_1 Solve the following simple equation: 2. (4x + 3) = 2-5. (1-x)
  16. Family party
    mini-torticky.JPG Anna has 5 €, Anezka has 4,60 € and for all the money they want to buy desserts for a family party. They decide between cakes and pinwheel: The pinwheel is € 0.40 more expensive than the cake, and the cakes can be bought for all the money by a third more
  17. Unknown number 11
    numbers_33 That number increased by three equals three times itself?
  18. Can
    konev Watering can full of water weighs 10 kg. Half-full can weighs 5.5 kg. How much weigh can?
  19. Trapezium bases
    lichobeznik_7 Find the trapezium height if a = 8 cm and c = 4 cm if its content 21 square centimeters.
  20. Wall diagonal
    cube_6 Calculate the length of wall diagonal of the cube whose surface is 384 cm square.

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