Arithmetic - math word problems

  1. 8 degrees
    teplomer_22 8 degrees Celsius it cools down by 9 degrees Celsius. What is the resultant temperature?
  2. Coal mine
    coal_5 The monthly plan of 17,000 tons of coal exceeded the mine by 1/25. How many tonnes of coal have been harvested from the mine above plan?
  3. Milo lifted
    vaha2_3 Milo lifted 65 lb 6 times and Jeremy lifted 50 lb 9 times. Which one lifted the most weight?
  4. Tallest and shortest
    meter_9 Jenn is the tallest on the team. He is 1 1/2 times as tall as the shortest girl whom is 4 1/4 feet tall. How tall is Jebb?
  5. Profit growth
    growth The profit of a company increased by 25% during the year 1992, increased by 40% during the year 1993, decreased by 20% in the year 1994 and increased by 10% during the year 1995. Find the average growth in the profit level over the four years periods?
  6. Erica
    meter_10 Erica bought 3 1/2 yards of fabric. If she uses 2/3 of the fabric, how much will she have left?
  7. Length subtracting
    meter_11 Express in mm: 5 3/10 cm - 2/5 mm
  8. Written number
    numbers2_49 Place+values x ten thousands =30 thousands
  9. Pages counting
    books_39 There are pages numbered from 2 to 104 in the book. How many digits have to be printed to number the pages?
  10. Comparing and sorting
    compare_1 Arrange in descending order this fractions: 2/7, 7/10 & 1/2
  11. Loan 5
    seq_sum Abdul takes a loan of 200000 from Ali and agrees to repay in number of instalment, each instalment begin with the 2nd exceeding the previous one by 1000, if the first instalment is 500, find how many instalment will be necessary to be wipe out the loan? C
  12. Fractions 3
    fractions_9 Calculate 1/9 of 27:
  13. In about
    teplomer In about 12 hours in North Dakota the temperature rose from -33 degrees farenheit to 50 degrees farenheit. By how much did the temperature change?
  14. Allan
    fish_1 Allan keeps tropical fish. His aquarium is 4 feet long, 1 foot wide, and 2 feet tall. Each fish needs at least 0.5ft³ of water. What is the maximum number of fish that he can keep in the aquarium? Please show your solution. Please
  15. Odd/even number
    numbers2_49 Pick any number. If that number is even, divide it by 2. If it's odd, multiply it by 3 and add 1. Now repeat the process with your new number. If you keep going, you'll eventually end up at 1. Every time. Prove. ..
  16. Bonuses
    mince Five employees of the company were paid bonuses so that each successor received a 550 USD less than the previous employee. How much did everyone get, if a total of USD 11,000 has paid?
  17. Density 2
    woord What is the density of a piece of driftwood that has the mass of 25 grams and a volume is 30 cm to the 3rd power. And how do I figure it out?
  18. Change in temperature
    teplomer Starting temperature is 21°C, the highest temperature is 32°C. What is the change in temperature?
  19. Simplify
    expr_3 Simplify expression - which expression is equivalent to: 3(m + 2) − 4(2m − 9)
  20. Farmers 2
    tomato On Wednesday the farmers at the Grant Farm picked 2 barrels of tomatoes. Thursday, the farmers picked 1/2 as many tomatoes as on Wednesday. How many barrels of tomatoes did the farmers pick on Thursday?

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