Basic functions - math word problems

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  • Three groups
    workers_2 In the company, employees are divided into three groups. In the first group, which includes 12% of the company's total number of employees, the average salary is CZK 40,000, in the second group CZK 35,000, in the third group CZK 25,000. The average salary
  • Double-track line
    trains A 160 m long passenger train runs on a double-track line in one direction at a constant speed of 54 km/h, and a 240 m long express train in the opposite direction. a) How fast is the express train if passing the passenger train driver for 6 s? b) How long
  • Bus vs. train
    bus_vs_train The bus started from point A 10 minutes before the train started from the same place. The bus went an average speed of 49 km/h, train 77 km/h. To point B train and bus arrived simultaneously. Calculate the time of the train journey, if train and bus trave
  • School year
    zosity At the beginning of the school year, 396 notebooks and 252 textbooks are ready to be distributed in the classroom. All pupils receive the same number of notebooks and the same amount of textbooks. How many pupils are there in the class if you know that th
  • Lunch for free
    Gastrolistky Gastro ticket are "free" and therefore they should be retained. This think many employees in Slovakia. Calculate how much money employee yearly earn if he get 201 gastro tickets of 2.8 € and you know that the company issuing gastro tickets get 4.9% fee of
  • Reducing scale
    map_mo I am sizing some landscaping and I measured everything for a 20 to 1 scale. I realized when I was done that it was at 30 to 1. How can I convert what I already have to 30 to 1. (Example, grass area is 22,871.6' at 20 to 1, how do you figure it out to be 3
  • Car overtaking
    crash_2 A passenger car travels at a speed of 30 m/s, and before it travels freight truck that drives at a constant speed of 10 m/s. Within 30 meters of the truck, the driver of the car finds out that the truck can not overtake. That's why it starts braking with
  • Kaufland sales-off
    kaufland As a rule the goods to the approaching end consumption in Kaufland three days before the end of the consumption to 30% off and one day before the end of the consumption to 50% discounts. Sometimes however the seller has been mistaken and the second discou
  • Driver
    truck_2 The driver of the supply car reckoned that at the average speed of 72 km/h arrives to the warehouse for 1 1/4 hours. After 30 km however unintentionally drove to the gas station and have ten minutes delay. At what average speed would have to go the rest o
  • Computer revolution
    Intel386 When we started playing with computers, the first processor, which I remember was the Intel 8080 from 1974, with the performance of 0.5 MIPS. Calculate how much percent a year rose CPU performance when Intel 486DX from 1992 has 54 MIPS. What wou
  • David number
    numbers2_4 Jana and David train the addition of the decimal numbers so that each of them will write a single number and these two numbers then add up. The last example was 11.11. David's number had the same number of digits before the decimal point, the Jane's numbe
  • Triangular prism
    hranol3b The base of the perpendicular triangular prism is a rectangular triangle with a hypotenuse of 10 cm and one leg of 8 cm. The prism height is 75% of the perimeter of the base. Calculate the volume and surface of the prism.
  • Janka and Danka
    books_3 Janka and Danka began to read the same day the books. Janka had 276 pages, Danka 204 pages. They agreed that both read every day the same number of pages until theirs books read. A) How many maximum pages they had to read the day to honor their agreement?
  • 3 years
    ekonomicky-rast The company has increased the number of employees. In year 2005 compared to 2004 13% more, in 2006 18% more against the previous year, in year 2007 20% more compared to 2006. How many % increase in the number of employees in 3 years?
  • Percentages
    percents2 Calculate the percentages to two decimal places: a / 15 min in 4 hours B / 35 cm2 of 12.5 dm2 c / 2dm2 of 400 cm2 D / 0.2 liters from 2.2 liters
  • Nuts, girl and boys
    orechy_nuts Milena collected fallen nuts and called a bunch of boys let them share. She took a condition: the first boy takes one nut and tenth of the rest, the second takes 2 nuts and tenth new rest, the third takes 3 nuts and tenth new rest and so on. Thus managed
  • Water tanks
    nadrz A different amount of water is poured into each of the three identical vessels. In the first vessel, water fills 30% of its volume and in the second vessel 40% of its volume. The third container contains 19 liters of water. If we distributed the water fro
  • Meadow
    ovce-miestami-baran On the meadow grazing horses, cows, and sheep, together with less than 200. If cows were 45 times more, horses 60 times more, and sheep 35 times more than there are now, their numbers would equally. How many horses, cows, and sheep are on the meadow toget
  • Aircraft angines
    aircraft-02 The two engines of the aircraft are enough to supply the fuel for five hours of operation. However, one of the engines has a malfunction and thus consumes one-third more fuel. How long can the plane be in the air before it runs out of fuel? After an hour
  • Magic belt
    opasok The magic rectangular belt has the property that whenever its owner wants something, the length of the belt is reduced to 1/2 and the width to 1/3. After three such wishes, the belt had a content area 4 cm2. What was its original length if the original wi

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