Arithmetic - math word problems

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  • RWY
    SFO_map 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
    most_u_komoran 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
    karton_krabica 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
    family_1 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
    old_phone How many 7-digit telephone numbers can be compiled from the digits 0,1,2,..,8,9 that no digit is repeated?
  • Number train
    train2 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
    pizza_10 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
    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
    gold_3 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
  • Basketball team
    meter 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?
  • Rates
    gas_meter 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
  • Ultra expensive ramps
    rampy_1 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
  • Required reserves
    ecb-printing-money_1 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
  • BMI index
    man_BMI Calculate BMI (body mass index, an index indicating obesity, overweight, normal weight, underweight) man weighing m = 71 kg and height h = 170 cm. The index is calculated according to equation (formula): ? With BMI index is possible to compare people of d
  • Watching TV
    tv2_1 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.
  • Family
    bigfamily A man and a woman have 6 daughters together (or - "with each-other" so that step-children are excluded). Each daughter has one brother. How many members are in the immediate family?
  • Password
    codes The voltage station is every day changing the master password, which consists of three letters. Code generation process does not change and is based on the following procedure: The following letters (A) to (I) correspond to different numbers from 1 to 9.
  • Diophantus
    diofantos_1 We know little about this Greek mathematician from Alexandria, except that he lived around 3rd century A. D. Thanks to an admirer of his, who described his life through an algebraic riddle, we know at least something about his life. Diophantus's youth las
  • Turtles 2
    turtles A box turtle hibernates in the sand at 11 5/8. A spotted turtle hibernates at 11 16/25 feet. Which turtle is deeper?
  • Endless lego set
    lego_2 The endless lego set contains only 6, 9, 20 kilograms blocks that can no longer be polished or broken. The workers took them to the gym and immediately started building different buildings. And of course, they wrote down how much the building weighed. The

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