# Basic functions - math word problems

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• Beds At the summer camp, there are 41 chalets. Some rooms are 3-beds, some 4-beds. How many campers from 140 are living in 3-bed?
• Selling price Find the selling price. Cost to store: \$50 Markup: 10%
• Odd/even number Pick any number. If that number is even, divide it by 2. If it's odd, multiply it by 3 and add 1. Now repeat the process with your new number. If you keep going, you'll eventually end up at 1. Every time. Prove. ..
• Honza Honza is 13 years old and Peter 21 years old. After how many years are their ages will be at ratio 7: 9?
• Harvesters The first harvester will harvest the grain from the field in 20 hours, the second, the more powerful in 10 hours. How long will it take to harvest this field by both harvesters if the second harvester has to be set up first and this takes 2 hours? The fir
• Year 2018 The product of the three positive numbers is 2018. What are the numbers?
• A report Maricris can type a committee report in 5 hours. Jane helped Maricris and together they finished the report in 3 hours. How long would it take Jane to complete the report she had worked alone?
• Perctentages 35% of what number is 35?
• In the cinema There were 560 people in the cinema. 35% of them wore glasses. Of this number, 25% were women. How many men wore glasses?
• Precious metals 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
• A man 2 A man divides \$10,000 into two investments, one at 10% and the other at 30%. Find how much is invested at each rate so that the two investments produce the same income annually.
• Rectangular garden The sides of the rectangular garden are in ratio 1: 2. The diagonal has a length of 20 meters. Calculate the area and perimeter of the garden.
• Donuts Find how many donuts each student will receive if you share 126 donuts in a ratio of 1:5:8
• Trees in alley There are four trees in the alley between which the distances are 35m, 15m and 95m. Trees must be laid in the spaces so that the distance is the same and the maximum. How many trees will they put in and what will be the distance between them?
• Loss A bookstore purchased from a publisher the biography of a well-known politician for R15 per copy, but sales have been very poor. The manager has decided to mark the copies down to R12 each to make a quick sale. Calculate the loss on each book as a percent
• Game 27 Susan wanted to play the game. In the beginning, the first says a number from 1 to 8. Then the second player adds a number from 1 to 5 and tells the sum. Again, the Susan adds a number from 1-5 and say sum and etc. . . The winner must say the number 27. W
• Hectares The tractor plows the first day of 4.5 ha, the second day 6.3 ha, and the third day of 5.4 ha. It worked whole hours a day, and its hourly performance did not change and was the highest of the possible. How many hectares did it plow in one hour (what is i
• Left handed It is known that 25% of the population is left-handed. What is the probability that there is a maximum of three left-handers at a seminar where there are 30 participants?
• The sales The sales tax rate is 4.447​% for the city and 4​% for the state. Find the total amount paid for 2 boxes of chocolates at ​\$17.96 each.
• Component fail There is a 90 percent chance that a particular type of component will perform adequately under high temperature conditions. If the device involved has four such components, determine the probability that the device is inoperable because exactly one of the

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