Arithmetic - math word problems

  1. Oil rig
    oil_rig_tower Oil drilling rig is 23 meters height and fix the ropes which ends are 7 meters away from the foot of the tower. How long are these ropes?
  2. Ace
    ace From complete sets of playing cards (32 cards), we pulled out one card. What is the probability of pulling the ace?
  3. Future of libraries
    library You know that thanks to the Internet, electronic communications and developing online resources on the Internet annually declining number of traditional readership by 17%. These deal is irreversible evolutionary shift from old books from libraries to imme
  4. Dices
    dices_2 We will throw two dice. What is the probability that the ratio between numbers on first and second dice will be 1:2?
  5. Self
    Self-books A math text book is 2 2/9 inches thick. how many of these books will fit on a 120-inch self?
  6. Tanks
    hasici Fire tank has cuboid shape with a rectangular floor measuring 13.7 m × 9.8 m. Water depth is 2.4 m. Water was pumped from the tank into barrels with a capacity of 2.7 hl. How many barrels were used, if the water level in the tank fallen 5 cm? W
  7. Mistake
    minus Nicol mistake when calculate in school. Instead of add number 20 subtract it. What is the difference between the result and the right result?
  8. Canopy
    cone-roof Mr Peter has metal roof cone shape with a height of 127 cm and radius 130 cm over well. He needs paint the roof with anticorrosion. How many kg of color must he buy if the manufacturer specifies the consumption of 1 kg to 3.3 m2?
  9. Price of state
    cena_statu_blocek_2012 Estimate the cost of the state based on following reason. State price is expressed as a percentage respectively share in the redistribution of national GDP. Employee creates monthly value € 868 (super-gross wage).Then tax him 35.2% employer contribution
  10. Parallelogram - side
    rovnobeznik Calculate the length of the side of a parallelogram whose area is 175 dm2 and height to that side is 24.2 dm long.
  11. Parallelogram
    rovnobeznik Calculate the area and perimeter of a parallelogram whose two sides are long a=24 cm b=22 cm and height ha = 6 cm long.
  12. Cyclist
    cyclist_2 A cyclist passes 88 km in 4 hours. How many kilometers he pass in 8 hours?
  13. Diagonal
    rectangle_diagonal Calculate the length of the diagonal of the rectangle ABCD with sides a = 8 cm, b = 7 cm.
  14. Peak
    lanovka.JPG Uphill leads 2 paths and 1 lift. a) How many options back and forth are there? b) How many options to get there and back by not same path are there? c) How many options back and forth are there that we go at least once a lift?
  15. Arm
    arm Calculate the length of the arm r of isosceles triangle ABC, with base |AB| = 14 cm and a height v=18 cm.
  16. Built-up area
    situacia_stavba John build up area 5 x 7 = 35 m2 with building with a wall thickness 30 cm. How many centimeters would have to subtract from thickness of the walls that built-up area fell by 9%?
  17. Addends
    1plus1 Number 839 divide into the two addends that the first was 17 greater than 60% of the second. Determine these addends.
  18. Mailbox
    post Mailbox is opening at regular intervals 3 times a day. The first time is opened at 8:00 and the last at 19:00. Calculate hours when mailbox is opened during day.
  19. Machine
    machine Price of the new machine is € 62000. Every year is depreciated 15% of residual value. What will be the value of the machine after 3 years?
  20. University bubble
    MBA_titul You'll notice that the college up slowly every other high school. In Slovakia/Czech republic a lot of people studying political science, mass media communication, social work, many sorts of management MBA. Calculate how many times more earns clever 25-yea

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