Basic functions - math word problems

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  • Camel
    camels Camel's owner wants to get out of the city into an oasis. He bought 3000 bananas, which wants to sell in the oasis. However, an oasis from the city divided 1,000 kilometers of desert. Camel can carry up to 1000 bananas, and for every kilometer traveled, e
  • Candles
    sviecka Before Christmas, Eva bought two cylindrical candles - red and green. Red was 1 cm longer than green. She lit a red candle on Christmas Day at 5:30 p. M. , lit a green candle at 7:00 p. M. , and left them both on fire until they burned. At 9:30 p. M. , bo
  • Coloured numbers
    olympics_2 Mussel wrote four different natural numbers with coloured markers: red, blue, green and yellow. When the red number divides by blue, it gets the green number as an incomplete proportion, and yellow represents the remainder after this division. When it div
  • 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
  • Helmet
    Clock0400_7 Nowadays cycling better results could be obtained not only due to rider physical preparation but also thanks to using updated technologies. One of the essential parts of the rider´s equipment is his or her helmet. While most bikers wear a helmet mainly to
  • Two ports
    ship_1 Between the ports of Mumraj and Zmatek, two ships commute along the same route. They spend negligible time in ports, turn around immediately and continue sailing. At the same time, a blue ship departs from the port of Mumraj, and a green ship departs from
  • 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
  • Human buying irrationality
    athlonxp I longer watch processors for Socket A on ebay, Athlon XP 1.86GHz with a PR rating of 2500+ costs $7 and Athlon XP 2.16Ghz with a PR rating of 3000+ currently cost $16. Calculate: About what percentage of the Athlon XP 2.16Ghz is powerful than Athlon XP 1
  • 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
  • STRESSED word
    DESSERTS Each letter in STRESSED is printed on identical cards, one letter per card, and assembled in random order. Calculate the probability that the cards spell DESSERTS when assembled.
  • Two trains
    rjet Through the bridge, long l = 240m, the train passes through the constant speed at time t1 = 21s. A train running along the traffic lights at the edge of the bridge passes the same speed at t2 = 9s. a) What speed v did the train go? b) How long did it take
  • 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
  • Intelligence test
    test Paľo, Jano, Karol, and Rišo were doing an intelligence test. Palo correctly answered half of the questions plus 7 questions, Jano to a third plus 18 questions, Karol to a quarter plus 21 questions and Risho to a fifth plus 25 questions. After the test, Ka
  • 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
  • Lottery - eurocents
    penize_1 Tereza bets in the lottery and finally wins. She went to the booth to have the prize paid out. An elderly gentleman standing next to him wants to buy a newspaper, but he is missing five cents. Tereza is in a generous mood after the win, so she gives the m
  • ICE train
    ice_train German runways test a new ICE train between Munich and Berlin. The train runs to Berlin at a slow speed of 100 km/h. Back from Berlin goes faster. How quickly did the train have to go on a return trip so that the total average train speed for both journey

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