Basic functions - math word problems

  1. Rails
    rails 18 m railway weighs 1260 kg. How much weighs 100 m of welded railways?
  2. Nuts
    orechy Peter has 49 nuts. Walnuts have 3 more than hazelnuts and hazelnut 2 over almonds. Determine the number of wallnuts, almonds and hazelnuts.
  3. Cuboid - edges
    kvader_abc The cuboid has dimensions in ratio 4: 3: 5, the shortest edge is 12 cm long. Find: (A) the lengths of the remaining edges, (B) the surface of the cuboid, (C) the volume of the cuboid
  4. Football league
    football_1 In the 2nd football league plays each of the 16 participants with each opponent twice. For every victory gets 3 points, 1 point for a draw, a defeat none. After the competition was team with 54 points and 12 defeats at 9th place. How many times have won?
  5. Billiard balls
    balls_billiard A layer of ivory billiard balls of radius 6.35 cm is in the form of a square. The balls are arranged so that each ball is tangent to every one adjacent to it. In the spaces between sets of 4 adjacent balls other balls rest, equal in size to the original. T
  6. Boys and girls 2
    boy_2 The ratio of boys to girls in math club is 4:3 . After 8 more girls joined the Club, the ratio become 1:1. How many members are there in the club now?
  7. Numbers at ratio
    number-2_2 The two numbers are in a ratio 3:2. If we each increase by 5 would be at a ratio of 4:3. What is the sum of original numbers?
  8. Lines
    lines_4 How many lines can be draw with 8 points, if three points lie on one line and the other any three points do not lie on the same line?
  9. Cinema 5
    kino James wants to go to the movies every Tuesday for five years. After a year he learned that the ticket price on Wednesday is only € 5.10 and € 5.60 the other day. Now that he know about the discount, he decided to change his habits and he will go to the cin
  10. String
    provaz Divide the string length 800 cm in ratio 1: 5
  11. Garden
    zahon_4 Rectangular garden 31 meters 40 centimeters long and 20m30cm wide adjacent with the shorter side with another (fenced) garden and on one longest side is 1 meter wide gate. How many meters of fence is needed to buy? (Estimate, calculate, verify a test ca
  12. Container
    konva How many three-quarters liters jar fill 30 liters container?
  13. Driver
    truck_2 The driver of the supply car reckoned that at the average speed of 72 km/h arrives to the warehouse for 1 1/4 hours. After 30 km however unintentionally drove to the gas station and have ten minutes delay. At what average speed would have to go the rest.
  14. Suzan
    eliska My daughter reaches X years in X squared, said Suzan father in 2009 during the celebration of her birthday. When will given fact become reality and how many years at that time will have Suzan?
  15. Reducing number
    123 Reducing the an unknown number by 28.5% we get number 243.1. Determine unknown number.
  16. Mow the lawn
    grass_2 Dano would mow the lawn in 12 hours and Milada in 16 hours. How long will take the lawn mow together?
  17. Cablecar
    petrin_draha Funicular on Petrin (Prague) was 408 meters long and overcomes the difference 106 meters in altitude. Calculate the angle of climb.
  18. Divisibility
    numbers_29 Write all the integers x divisible by seven and eight at the same time for which the following applies: 100
  19. Candies
    bonbon If Alena give Lenka 3 candy will still have 1 more candy. If Lenka give Alena 1 candy Alena will hame twice more than Lenka. How many candies have each of them?
  20. Sum 10
    dices11 What is the probability that two dice throw twice in a row will result the sum of 10?

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