Algebra - math word problems

  1. Copy typist
    pisaci_stroj Typist for 12 hours rewritten 15% of the manuscript. After how many hours he will done 35% of the manuscript?
  2. Barrel
    barell_1 The barrel is filled with water up to 57% of its capacity. When we add two buckets will be filled to 73% of its capacity. What is the volume of a barrel, if the volume of the bucket is 12 liters?
  3. Unknown number 10
    num_1 Number first increased by 30%, then by 1/5. What percentage we've increased the original number?
  4. Influenza
    flu For the first week of February by influenza 5% of children in kindergarten. The second week ill 9 next children, bringing the number of patients increased to 20%. How many children went to the kindergarten?
  5. Crowns
    money_4 1180 crowns is divided into three people that A got 20% less than B and C by 15% more than B. How many got A,B and C?
  6. Repair company
    servis The company repairs cars. The first day repair half of the contract second day, the half of the rest and third day 8 residue cars. How many total cars company repaired?
  7. James
    nine James paints a fence. If every day instead of 14 planks painted 16 would be done on one day earlier. How many of planks has a fence altogether?
  8. The city
    city_1 At the end of 2010 the city had 248000 residents. The population increased by 2.5% each year. What is the population at the end of 2013?
  9. Pumps
    number-1 First pump flows 16 liters per second into the basin by the second pump 75% of the first and by third pump half more than the second. How long will take fill basin by all three pumps simultaneously volume 15 m3 (cubic meters)?
  10. Family
    family_2 Martin has just as brothers as sisters. His sister Jana but has 2 times more brothers than sisters. a) How many children are in this family? b) How many boys and how many girls are in the family?
  11. Circle and hexagon
    circles_fun Calculate the radius of a circle whose circumference is 8.4 cm longer than the circumference of the inscribed regular hexagon.
  12. Triangle midpoints
    sierpinski-geometry Determine coordinates of triangle ABC vertices if we know tirangle sides midpoints SAB [0;3] SBC [1;6] SAC [4;5], its sides AB, BC, AC.
  13. Triangular pyramid
    3sidesPyramid It is given perpendicular regular triangular pyramid: base side a = 5 cm, height v = 8 cm, volume V = 28.8 cm3. What is it content (surface area)?
  14. Buses
    regiojet Buses Ikarus and Karosa simultaneously started at 8:00 from the final station. Ikarus is returned to the station after 30 minutes. Karosa after 45 minutes. At what time both buses again returned to the station?
  15. Cookies
    poleva In the box were total of 200 cookies. These products have sugar and chocolate topping. Chocolate topping is used on 157 cookies. Sugar topping is used on 100 cakes. How many of these cookies has two frosting?
  16. Gardens
    garden_3 The garden has the square shape with circumference 124 m. Divide it into two rectangular gardens, one should circumference 10 meters more than the second. What size will have a gardens?
  17. Digging companies
    companies Company A would dig a pit for 12 days, company B for 15 days, company C for 20 days and the company D for 24 days. Work began together companies C and D, but after three days joined them other two companies. How long took to dig a pit?
  18. Geometric sequence 5
    sequence About members of geometric sequence we know: ? ? Calculate a1 (first member) and q (common ratio or q-coefficient)
  19. Parking
    bus_and_car 120 vehicles parking on the morning. Pasenger car is charged 20 CZK, 50 CZK per bus. The guard collected for parking 2640 CZK in total. How many cars and how many buses stood in the parking?
  20. Train from Prague
    train_cd_1 First train from Prague started at 8:00 hour at 40 kilometers per hour. Train from Ostrava started at 9:20 at 80 km per hour. In how many hours and how far from cities with trains meet if the distance of cities is 400 km.

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