# Basic functions - math word problems

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• Image reduction
To say that I am mathematically challenged is a gross understatement! I'm trying to help my friend determine how to calculate percentages of reduction or enlargement for a quilt pattern. She is creating a drawing of a cute picture that will become a piece
• Cages
Honza had three cages (black, silver, gold) and three animals (guinea pig, rat and puppy). There was one animal in each cage. The golden cage stood to the left of the black cage. The silver cage stood on the right of the guinea pig cage. The rat was in th
• Alcohol mixture
Three liters of 96 percent alcohol set up a certain amount of distilled water to form 54-percent alcohol. How many liters of distilled water was used?
• Points on line segment
Points P & Q belong to segment AB. If AB=a, AP = 2PQ = 2QB, find the distance: between point A and the midpoint of the segment QB.
• Equation algebraogram
Solve the equation: oco + ivo = cita How much has the task of solutions?
• Sugar 9
150 kg of sugar beet yields 24 kg of sugar. From how many tons of sugar beet can be obtained three tons of sugar?
• Is right triangle
Decide if the triangle XYZ is rectangular: x = 4 m, y = 6 m, z = 4 m
• Spending
Suppose I spend 25% of my net pay of \$922.28 on entertainment. How much money is that?
• Kilo candy
One kilogram of chocolate candy cost 10 euros. Kate buys 250 grams and had the 8 pack of candy. How much does cost one bonbon?
• Chicks
How many chicks were hatched from 4500 eggs, when an average of 100 eggs hatched 87 chicks?
• VAT on books
The cost of a book in the store is 12.5 euros. How much euros is the VAT of this book? VAT is 10%.
• Line segment
Cut a line segment of 15 cm into two line segments so that their lengths are in ratio 2:1. What length will each have?
• Cooling liquid
Cooling liquid is diluted with water in a ratio of 3:2 (3 parts by volume of coolant with 2 volumes of water). How many coolant volumes must be prepared for a total of 0.7 dm3 (liters) of the mixture?
• Exponential equation
Solve for x: (4^x):0,5=2/64.
• Kaufland sales-off
As a rule the goods to the approaching end consumption in Kaufland three days before the end of the consumption to 30% off and one day before the end of the consumption to 50% discounts. Sometimes however the seller has been mistaken and the second discou
• Finding the base
Find the unknown base of percent: 12.5 percent of what = 16?
• Debt
Joe and Caryl have a debt of \$100,500. Joe makes \$90,000 per year, and Caryl makes \$35,000 per year. How much should both pay to zero out the debt fairly, based on their salaries?
• Paving - joints
We are paving with rectangular pavement 18 cm × 24 cm was placed side by side in height in a row and in the second row in width etc. How many times will the joints meet at a distance 10 m?
• Divide money 2
Ben and Dan had the same amount of money at the start. When Ben gave 300 to Dan, the ratio of Ben's money to Dan's money became 2:3. How much money did each have at first?
• Sum on dice
We have two dice. What is the greater likelihood of fall a total sum 7 or 8 ? (write 7, 8 or 0 if the probabilities are the same)?

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