# Arithmetic - math word problems

1. Ten cashiers Ten cashiers are open at Tesco. Customers wait an average of 15 minutes. How many other cashiers have to open to reduce the waiting time by 4 minutes?
2. Volume and body diagonal Calculate how much the volume and body diagonal of the cuboid decrease if we reduce each of its three edges a, b, c by 18%?
3. Minimum surface Find the length, breadth, and height of the cuboid shaped box with a minimum surface area, into which 50 cuboid shaped blocks, each with length, breadth and height equal to 4 cm, 3 cm and 2 cm respectively can be packed.
4. Triangles Ivo wants to draw all the triangles whose two sides of which have a length of 4 cm and 9 cm and the length of the third side is expressed in whole centimeters. How many triangles does he have?
5. Notebooks Liza a store owner buys 560 notebooks. He sold 3/8 of the notebook then she adds the stocks of notebook of 1/4 of the number of notebooks she bought. What is the total number of notebook she bought?
6. Baking There are 28 bunches, and son ate 1/2, dad ate four bunches. How many of them remain on the baking dishes?
7. Ellipse Ellipse is expressed by equation 9x2 + 25y2 - 54x - 100y - 44 = 0. Find the length of primary and secondary axes, eccentricity, and coordinates of the center of the ellipse.
8. Exponential equation Find x, if 625 ^ x = 5 The equation is exponential because the unknown is in the exponential power of 625
9. Pounds 3 pounds subtract 1/3 of a pound.
10. The coil How many ropes (the diameter 8 mm) fit on the coil (threads are wrapped close together) The coil has dimension: the inner diameter 400mm, the outside diameter 800mm and the length of the coil is 470mm
11. Steps Walkway from the house to the school is 180 m long. How many more steps Michael makes than his father on the way to school, if the length of Michael's step is 60 cm and the length of his father's step is 90 cm.
12. School There are 150 pupils in grade 5 . 2/3 of it are female. By what fractions are the males?
13. The sides 2 The sides of a trapezoid are in the ratio 2:5:8:5. The trapezoid’s area is 245. Find the height and the perimeter of the trapezoid.
14. Cube surface and volume Find the surface of the cube with a volume of 27 dm3.
15. Brackets 2 Add parenthesis to make true: 5-2×6-4+2=5
16. Savings Eva borrowed 1/3 of her savings to her brother, 1/2 of savings spent in the store and 7 euros left. How much did she save?
17. Bricks pyramid How many 50cm x 32cm x 30cm brick needed to built a 272m x 272m x 278m pyramid?
18. Big cube Calculate the surface of the cube, which is composed of 64 small cubes with an edge 1 cm long.
19. 7 digit number If 3c54d10 is divisible by 330, what is the sum of c and d?
20. Ratio of sides 2 The ratio of the side lengths of one square to another is 1:2. Find the ratio of the area of the two squares.

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