Basic functions - math word problems

  1. Three cats
    three_cats If three cats eat three mice in three minutes, after which time 260 cats eat 260 mice?
  2. Store
    pave One meter of the textile was discounted by 2 USD. Now 9 m of textile cost as before 8 m. Calculate the old and new price of 1 m of the textile.
  3. ŽSR
    luzianky Calculate fixed annual personnel costs of operating monorail line 118 km long if every 5 km is station, which serve three people - one dispatcher and two switchman in 4-shift operation. Consider the average salary of the employee 885 €.
  4. Forces
    ijk In point O acts three orthogonal forces: F1 = 20 N, F2 = 7 N and F3 = 19 N. Determine the resultant of F and the angles between F and forces F1, F2 and F3.
  5. Solidarity
    salt Imagine a word solidarity means that salt donation to the needy, who have neither the salt. If we take word solidarity has word base salt + gift (only in Slovakian language). Calculate how many kilos of salt sympathetic citizen "gives" government a year i
  6. Event probability
    dices_1 The probability of event P in 8 independent experiments is 0.33. What is the probability that the event P occurs in one experiment (probability is same)?
  7. Floor
    map_mierka The floor area of ​​the room is 31 m2 and has a width of 4.3 m. How many centimeters of circumference measured floor on the map at the scale 1:75?
  8. Cone
    truncated_cone_1 Circular cone with height h = 29 dm and base radius r = 3 dm slice plane parallel to the base. Calculate distance of the cone vertex from this plane, if solids have the same volume.
  9. Scrap
    chair_bad From 6 products are 3 scrap. What is the probability that the random pick of 2 products have no defective product?
  10. Party
    party-informatikov At the party everyone clink with everyone. Together, they clink 406 times. How many people were at the party?
  11. Elections
    gaspar_billboard In elections candidate 10 political parties. Calculate how many possible ways can the elections finish, if any two parties will not get the same number of votes.
  12. Shooters
    soldiers In army regiment are six shooters. The first shooter target hit with a probability of 49%, next with 75%, 41%, 20%, 34%, 63%. Calculate the probability of target hit when shooting all at once.
  13. Expansion
    magnification If one side of the rectangle is larger 4-times and second 2-times, what percentage increases the area of rectangle?
  14. Discounts on rail (ZSSK)
    preukazy_zssk The railway company ZSSK offers a discount of 15% (REGIONAL) for 5 Eur/year. Calculate the real discount rate as a percentage, where passengers will travel 19 Eur per week.
  15. Magnification of the square
    square If we increase the square side, increase the content of the 80 %. About what percentage was increased his sides?
  16. 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
  17. Black building
    talapka_cierna_stavba Keith built building with a rectangular shape 6.5 m × 3.9 m. Calculate how much percent exceeded the limit 25 m2 for small building. Building not built in accordance with the law is called "black building". Calculate the angle that the walls were clenchin
  18. Logarithm
    log_hat Determine the number whose decimal logarithm is -3.8.
  19. Gimli Glider
    gimli_glider Aircraft Boeing 767 lose both engines at 42000 feet. The plane captain maintain optimum gliding conditions. Every minute, lose 1910 feet and maintain constant speed 211 knots. Calculate how long it takes to plane from engine failure to hit the ground. Ca
  20. Reconstruction of the corridor
    koridor Calculate how many minutes will be reduced to travel 187 km long railway corridor, where the maximum speed increases from 120 km/h to 160 km/h. Calculate how many minutes will shorten travel time, if we consider that the train must stop at 6 stations, eac

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