Arithmetic - math word problems

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• Camel
Camel's owner wants to get out of the city into an oasis. He bought 3000 bananas, which wants to sell in the oasis. However, an oasis from the city divided 1,000 kilometers of desert. Camel can carry up to 1000 bananas, and for every kilometer traveled, e
• Linear combination of complex
If z1=5+3i and z2=4-2i, write the following in the form a+bi a) 4z1+6z2 b) z1*z2
• Coloured numbers
Mussel wrote four different natural numbers with coloured markers: red, blue, green and yellow. When the red number divides by blue, it gets the green number as an incomplete proportion, and yellow represents the remainder after this division. When it div
• RWY
Calculate the opposite direction of the runway 13. Runways are named by a number between 01 and 36, which is generally one tenth of the azimuth of the runway's heading in degrees: a runway numbered 09 points east (90°), runway 18 is south (180°), runway 2
• Collective irresponsibility
At the Internet, time is very uncomfortable for the state that no more gaffe or waste is no longer possible to hush up as if people were at home with only two television channels censored. An example of the effectiveness of state can be Bridge at Komořany
• Cardboard box
Peter had square cardboard. The length of the pages was an integer in decimetres. He cut four squares with a side of 3 dm from the corners and made a box out of it, which fit exactly 108 cubes with an edge 1 dm long. Julia cut four squares with a side of
• The university
At a certain university, 25% of students are in the business faculty. Of the students in the business faculty, 66% are males. However, only 52% of all students at the university are male. a. What is the probability that a student selected at random in the
• Phone numbers
How many 7-digit telephone numbers can be compiled from the digits 0,1,2,..,8,9 that no digit is repeated?
• Number train
The numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 traveled by train. The train had three cars and each was carrying just three numbers. No. 1 rode in the first carriage, and in the last carriage was all odd numbers. The conductor calculated sum of the numbers in the firs
• Equivalent expressions
A coach took his team out for pizza after their last game. There were 14 players, so they had to sit in smaller groups at different tables. Six players sat at one table and got 4 small pizzas to share equally. The other players sat at the different table
• Fog
The car started in fog at speed 30 km/h. After a 12-minute drive, the fog dissipated and the driver drove next 12 minutes distance 17 km. On the last 17 km long again the driving conditions deteriorated and the driver drove the speed of 51 km/h. a) Calcul
• Precious metals
In 2006-2009, the value of precious metals changed rapidly. The data in the following table represent the total rate of return (in percentage) for platinum, gold, an silver from 2006 through 2009: Year Platinum Gold Silver 2009 62.7 25.0 56.8 2008 -41.3 4
The heights of five starters on redwood high’s basketball team are 5’11”, 6’3”, 6’6”, 6’2” and 6’. The average of height of these players is?
• Jewelry factory
In a jewelry factory, three assemblers make beaded necklaces.  Marcus can make 22 necklaces per hour all day long. Anita can make 25 necklaces for her first three hour of the days and then slow down to 16 necklaces for the rest of the day. Yara can make 2
• Ultra expensive ramps
The village Čakajovce have two-level railway crossings (the ramps), the railway company ZSR decided to replace it. The price for upgrading the two crossings is 302065 Euros. Calculate how many houses for 77000 euros is possible to obtain at this price. Ca
• Rates
When gas consumption, the consumer may choose one of two rates: rate A - which pays 0.4 € per 1 m3 of gas a flat monthly fee of 3.9 € (regardless of consumption) rate B - which pays 0.359 € per 1 m3 of gas a flat monthly fee of 12.5 € From what monthly
• Crimson Lynx
Captain Emily has a ship, the H. M. S Crimson Lynx. The ship is five furlongs from the dread pirate Umaima and her merciless band of thieves. If her ship hasn't already been hit, Captain Emily has probability 3/5 of hitting the pirate ship. If her ship ha
• Required reserves
Calculate what is the minimum amount of money that bank must hold in cash from your deposit 2750 Eur. How much money is ideally created in the banking system from your deposit if the level of minimum reserve requirement is 2.15%? Consider fractional reser
• Mr Duma
Mr Duma recently inherited a rectangular plot, part of the estate left by his late father. The plot with the following dimensions: Length=2x+1;Width=x-1. Determine the formula, in terms of x, that best describes the area of the rectangular plot. He has pl
• Watching TV
One evening 2/3 students watch TV. Of those students, 3/8 watched a reality show. Of the students that watched the show, 1/4 of them recorded it. What fraction of the students watched and recorded reality tv.

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