Arithmetic - math word problems

  1. Fewer than 500 sheep,
    sheep-500 There are fewer than 500 sheep, but if they stand in a double, triple, quadruple, five and sixth order, one sheep will remain. But they can stand in the seventh order. How many are sheep?
  2. Pagans
    circles2_3 Elena cut out same circle-shaped pagans and put them on a rectangular sheet so that the neighboring pagans were touching each other and the pagans were touching the walls of the sheet on the edges. Each pagans occupied 28.26 cm2 of the bottom of the sheet
  3. Garden
    flowers2_3 The garden grows 312 roses and 389 tulips. Which flowers are more? How many?
  4. Salad
    salát We need two tenths kg of a carrot, one tenth of peas and three tenths of of tomatoes to make salad. Express the fraction of the weight of the vegetables to be salad. Convert the result to grams.
  5. 3 years savings
    penize_35 Simple interest - Tereza has deposited CZK 100,000 in the bank with an annual interest rate of 1.5%. Interest is added each year and left aside. How many CZK crowns will has total after 3 years?
  6. Cremons
    wagon The freight wagon is shaped like cuboid 21m and 3.5m and 4.2m How many cremons can be loaded if one is a cube with an edge length of 7 cm?
  7. Stones in aquarium
    akvarko_7 In an aquarium with a length 2 m; width 1.5 m and a depth of 2.5 m is a water level up to three-quarters of the depth. Can we place stones with a volume of 2 m3 into the aquarium without water being poured out?
  8. Shoes 4
    shoes Belinda's shoe is 12.45 centimeters long. Felix's shoe is 2.8 centimeters longer than Belinda's shoe. In centimeters, what is the combined length of their two shoes?
  9. Three numbers
    fun3_8 The sum of the three numbers is 287. These numbers are in a ratio of 3: 7: 1/4 Define these numbers
  10. Wheel diameter
    koleso_1 A 1m diameter wheel rolled along a 100m long track. How many times did it turn?
  11. Time adding
    clocks2_9 Add and write the result again as hours, minutes, seconds: 2hodiny45min15s + 1h20m50s =
  12. Handmade baskets
    kosiky Worker knits the baskets which then sells in the market. He maked seven baskets on Monday and one more each day than he did in the previous day. How many times more baskets did he make till the following Monday evening compared to the first day when he d
  13. Math logic
    children_7 There are 20 children in the group, each two children have a different name. Alena and John are among them. How many ways can we choose 8 children to be among the selected A) was John B) was John and Alena C) at least one was Alena, John D) maximum one
  14. Traffic collision
    crash When investigating a traffic accident, it was found that the driver stopped the vehicle immediately after the accident by constant braking on a 150 m track in 15 seconds. Do you approve that the driver exceeded the permitted speed (50 km/h) in the village
  15. Quarters
    usd_2 How many meters is a quarter of a kilometer? How many centimeters is a quarter of a meter, how many cents is a quarter of the euro?
  16. Sphere radius
    koule_krychle_2 The surface of the sphere is 60 cm square. Calculate its radius; result round to tenth of cm.
  17. Euros
    eura_8 Peter spent a quarter of his pocket saving. He has 9 euros now in his wallet . How many euros spent?
  18. Ounce
    energy_1 749 calories in a 7 - ounce serving . What is the unit rate?
  19. Kangaroo
    klokan_1 Kangaroo do 10 jumps in 1 minute and then three minutes lie , then will make 10 jumps in 1 minute and 3 minutes lie, and so on. Find the shortest time in which kangaroo do 30 jumps.
  20. Ratio - proportion
    ratios2 Reduce the number 16 in proportion 3:2 5:4 11:8

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