Basic functions - math word problems

  1. A man 2
    penize_49 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.
  2. Write 2
    fractions_12 Write 791 thousandths as fraction in expanded form.
  3. 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. The Mayflower
    storm-012_2 The Mayflower traveled for 66 days on the trip from England to America. The weather was storming for many days of their trip. If one and a half of the days at Sea where Sunny with good weather, 1/6 of the days were sunny but very windy and the other days
  5. Game 27
    dice_4 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
  6. Trees in alley
    tree_6 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?
  7. Loss
    books_34 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
  8. Soup from canteen
    soup_3 For how many people is 90 liters of soup enough if we assume 3/8 liter of soup per person in the canteen?
  9. Cris had
    stolicky_skola_8_2 Cris had 15000 . He spent 1/3 of his money on a table and the remaining on 5 similar chairs that cost the same. How much did one chair cost?
  10. Hectares
    tractor_8 The tractor plows the first day of 4.5ha, the second day 6.3ha and the third day 5.4ha. 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 it perfo
  11. Left handed
    pens_1 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?
  12. The sales
    chocholate_5 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.
  13. The third
    meter_16 The one-third rod is blue, one-half of the rod is red, the rest of the rod is white and measures 8 cm. How long is the whole rod?
  14. Powers 3
    exp_4 2 to the power of n divided by 4 to the power of -3 equal 4. What is the vaule of n?
  15. Prime number
    prime_2 Jan wrote any number from 1 to 20. What is the probability that he wrote the prime number?
  16. MO C–I–1 2018
    numbers_49 An unknown number is divisible by just four numbers from the set {6, 15, 20, 21, 70}. Determine which ones.
  17. Equation 20
    eq222_21 In given equation: 8/9-4/5=2/9+x, find x
  18. Component fail
    matica 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
  19. Days2minutes
    clock-night-schr_9 Write a formula that converts x days to y minutes. The formula is:
  20. The perimeter 2
    quadrilateral_1 The perimeter of the quadrilateral a = 1m b = 14/5m c = 2 3/10m d = 1 4/5m?

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