# Basic functions - math word problems

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• Pairs of socks Ferdinand has twelve pairs of socks, one sock is leaky. What is the probability of putting on a leaky sock?
• Acute angles Sizes of acute angles in the right-angled triangle are in the ratio 1: 3. What is size of the larger of them?
• Cats Two cats caught two mice in two days. How many mouses will catch 6 cats for 6 days?
• Cows 4 cows spent 16 bags of hay in 5 days. How many bags of hay sacks is needed for 5 cows for seven days?
• Square If we increase side of the square, increase its area of 63%. What is the percentage we increase side of the square?
• Real estate 2 A real estate agent sold a lot for Php.550,000. If his agency pays at 10% commission, how much commission will he or she receive?
• Clock What distance will pass end of 8 cm long hour hand for 15 minutes?
• Art school Every fifth pupil 9A goes to art school. How many percent of pupils in class 9A go to art school?
• Population The town has 65,000 inhabitants. 40 years ago, there were 157,000. How many people will live in a city in 10 years if the population's average rate is as in previous years?
• Honza Honza is 13 years old and Peter 21 years old. After how many years are their ages will be at ratio 7: 9?
• Trickster Figliarko has 13 cents less than Hana. Together they have 57 cents. How many cents has Hana and how many Figliarko?
• Growth of wood The annual growth of wood in the forest is estimated at 2%. In how many years will make the forest volume double?
• Cylindrical container An open-topped cylindrical container has a volume of V = 3140 cm3. Find the cylinder dimensions (radius of base r, height v) so that the least material is needed to form the container.
• Wagons and cranes Several of the same cranes unloaded 96 wagons. If there were 2 more cranes there would be less 8 wagons for each crane. How many cranes were here?
• Slow saving in banks How long will it take to save € 9,000 by depositing € 200 at the beginning of each year at 2% interest?
• Corona again If the population on long island is 7.75 million and the coronavirus has affected 22,178. What percent of the population is affected. (looking for 1 in? If possible)
• Prices The price of the product was increased by 35%. How many percents of the new price we have to make it cheaper so that its price is equal to the original price?
• Discount The dress was discounted by CZK 115, which was 12% of the original price. What is the cost of the dress after the discount?
• Hockey players After we cycle, five hockey players sit down. What is the probability that the two best scorers of this crew will sit next to each other?
• Circle Circle is given by centre on S[-7; 10] and maximum chord 13 long. How many intersect points have circle with the coordinate axes?

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