Algebra - math word problems

  1. Triangle perimeter
    triangle_vysky_3 Calculate the triangle perimeter whose sides are in ratio 3: 5: 7 and the longest side is 17.5 cm long.
  2. Parking
    cars_27 At a building parking, 245 spaces are for cars, 56 are for vans and the rest are for buses. If 14% of all parking spaces are for buses, how many parking spaces are there in the building? How many spaces are for buses?
  3. Tractors
    tractors_2 5 tractors will plow the field for 8 hours. In 2 hours, 1 tractor broke down. How long do the remaining tractors complete the plow?
  4. Three points 2
    vectors_sum0 The three points A(3, 8), B(6, 2) and C(10, 2). The point D is such that the line DA is perpendicular to AB and DC is parallel to AB. Calculate the coordinates of D.
  5. I think
    numbers_49 I think a number. When I multiply it by five, and after that I subtract 477, I get the same number as if I multiplied it twice. What number do I think?
  6. Discount
    saty_1 The dress was discounted by CZK 115, which was 12% of the original price. What is the cost of the dress after the discount?
  7. Pupils
    venn_intersect There are 27 pupils in the classroom. They can swim 21 and ski nine pupils. Neither swim nor ski three pupils. How many pupils can swim and ski?
  8. Temperature 2
    teplomer_4 Sunday's high temperature was 3 degrees higher than Saturday's. On Monday, the temperature fell 5 degrees, then rose 7 degrees on Tuesday and 4 more on Wednesday. Then it fell 17 degrees to a record low of 31 on Thursday. What was the temperature on Saturd
  9. CuSO4 mixture
    chemia_2 How many grams of solid CuSO4 we have to add to 450g of 15% CuSO4 solution to produce a 25% solution?
  10. Diagonals of a rhombus 2
    rhombus3_4 One diagonal of a rhombus is greater than other by 4 cm . If the area of the rhombus is 96 cm2, find the side of the rhombus.
  11. Three students
    terc2_2 Three students independently try to solve the problem. The first student will solve a similar problem with a probability of 0.6, the second student will solve at a probability of 0.55, and the third will solve at a probability 0.04. The problem is resolved
  12. 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 earlier
  13. The train
    train_freight_6 The train passed the observer in the 20s and passed through a 1500m tunnel in 2 minutes. Calculate the speed (km/h) and train length.
  14. My father
    tree3_2 My father has a big farm. 6/8 of it were planted with mango trees, 1/2 of the remainder are guava trees and the rest 10 trees are santol trees. What is the number of all trees?
  15. Three painters
    painter_10 One painter would have painted the fence for 15 hours, the second in 12 hours. The plot had to be painted in four hours, so they called the third one, and all worked together. For what time would the third painter paint fence the fence alone?
  16. Two pipes
    roura_1 How long will the pool be filled with a double supply pipe if it takes the pool to fill the first pipe by 4 hours longer and the second pipe 9 hours longer than both pipes open at the same time?
  17. Peroxide
    chemia_3 How many ml 30% of peroxide (H2O2) should be poured into 100ml H2O to give a 20% solution?
  18. Dinosaurs
    dino More than 30 and less than 60 dinosaurs have met at the pond. A quarter of them bathed and 1/7 saws and the rest gripped. How many were at the pond? How many were there?
  19. Children playground
    lich_5 The playground has the shape of a trapezoid, the parallel sides have a length of 36 m and 21 m, the remaining two sides are 14 m long and 16 m long. Determine the size of the inner trapezoid angles.
  20. Together 3
    painter_8 If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hours, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?

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