Basic functions - math word problems

  1. Cakes
    cookies_1 On the bowl were a few cakes. Jane ate one-third of them, Dana ate a quarter of those cakes that remained. a) What part (of the original number of cakes) Dana ate? b) At least how many cakes could be (initially) on thebowl?
  2. Three monks
    Bible Three medieval monks has task to copy 600 pages of the Bible. One rewrites in three days 1 page, second in 2 days 3 pages and a third in 4 days 2 sides. Calculate for how many days and what day the monks will have copied whole Bible when they begin Wednesd
  3. BTC bubble
    btc_2 One of the world's experts in bubbles -- Prof. Robert Shiller, a Yale economist -- said Bitcoin "was an amazing example of a bubble" back in 2014. If you exchange fiat US dollar $100 to BTC in 2010, now in 2017 have value of 72.9 millions dollars. Find.
  4. Rectangle
    rectangles_11 Find the dimensions of the rectangle, whose perimeter is 108 cm and the length is 25% larger than the width.
  5. Backpack
    batoh_1 Large backpack cost CZK 1352, little is 35% cheaper. How much we paid for 5 large and 2 small backpacks?
  6. Sale off
    percents2_1 Product cost 95 euros before sale off. After sale off cost 74 euros and 10 cents. About what percentage of produt became cheaper?
  7. Distilled water
    water2_1 Sea water contains 5% salt. How many distilled water should be pour to 40 kg of sea water so that the salt content is 2%. How many kilograms of 2% of sea water we get?
  8. VAT on books
    books_13 The cost of a book in the store is 12.5 euros. How much euros is the VAT of this book? VAT is 10%.
  9. The door
    dvere The door to the apartment has a height 2 m and a width 80 cm. Calculate how many cm of sealing tape is needed to seal them. Will there be enough packaging in which there are 5 m tape (write 0 = no, 1 = yes)?
  10. Summerjobs
    agentura The agency give summerjobs for 2352 students in 2018. The eighth was high-school students, the rest was undergraduates. How many undergraduates works via agency in 2018?
  11. Contract
    clocks_5 8 employees complete the contract for 65 hours. After 17 hours, 3 employees had to leave for another job. How many more hours will the job on contract be fulfilled?
  12. Workers
    work_9 9 workers dig a canal 120 meters long for eight hours. For how long would be dig five workers canal 200 meters long?
  13. Three workers
    eura_6 Three workers got paid for work. First earn € 50, the second € 100 and third € 60. For further work should receive together € 735. How do you divide that amount in order to be distributed in the same proportion as the first job?
  14. Price saleoff
    2digits_1 Shoes standing y euros. At first they were discounted by 12% and then 50% of the new amount. After this double cheapening the cost was exactly 22 euros. Determine the original price of shoes.
  15. Alcohol mixture
    pipe2_2 Three liters of 96 percent alcohol we set up a certain amount of distilled water to form a 54-percent alcohol. How many liters of distilled water were used?
  16. Two monuments
    mapka The distance between two historical monuments on a map with a scale of 1: 500000 is 48 mm. Find the actual distance between these monuments in km.
  17. Liquid soap
    mydlo Liquid soap lasted two weeks to one member of the family. How many days will last, if it use: a) two members b) 4 members c) seven members?
  18. Italian writer
    books_11 There were 17 children in the barracks with an Italian writer. 6 children ordered a book in an Italian original and 12 children in the translation. How many children ordered a book in both languages if the three children did not order it?
  19. Unknown amount of money
    btc Damian and Denis split an unknown amount in the ratio of 5:4 . Damian got six euros more than Denis. Calculate an unknown amount. Determine how much money got Damian and how Denis.
  20. Comparing salaries
    eura_5 Spouses compared salaries. Mrs. Janka found that a 20% higher salary than Mr Jaroslav. Together earned € 1,430. How much they earn each of them?

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