Basic functions - math word problems

  1. Grandmother's clocks
    kukuckove-hodiny Grandmother's clock is late every hour by half a minute. Grandmother it by set exactly at 8.00 am. How many hours will show after 24 hours.?
  2. Conversion of units
    meter_2 Complete the following length data
  3. Competition
    f1_australia_2010 The organizers of competion wanted to spent big amount of money to pay for the competitors. One third of this amount spent on prizes and the remaining € 5,000 to diplomas. How much was committed for rewards?
  4. Property
    pozemok The length of the rectangle-shaped property is 8 meters less than three times of the width. If we increase the width 5% of a length and lendth reduce by 14% of the width it will increase the property perimeter by 13 meters. How much will the property cos
  5. New computer
    pc_1 New computer process a certain amount of data for 6 hours. For how many hours will process the same amount of data older computer that has a quarter lower performance?
  6. Trip
    pomarancovy-dzus On the trip drank 3/10 of pupils tea, 2/5 cola, 1/4 mineral water and remaining 3 juice. How many students were on the trip?
  7. Garden
    garden_7 The garden has a rectangular shape with lengths of 25 and 40 meters. It has been expanded so that each of its size increased by one fifth. How many square meters increased its acreage?
  8. Traffic laws
    car_lights Under traffic regulations, car lights can illuminate the road up to a maximum of 30 m. To check the reach of the dipped-beam lights of their car, Peter stopped car at 1.5 m from the wall. The dipped-beam headlights are 60 cm high. At what height on the w
  9. TVs
    tv Production of television sets increased from 3,500 units to 4,200 units. Calculate the percentage of production increase.
  10. Meadow
    ovce-miestami-baran On the meadow grazing horses, cows and sheep, together less than 200. If cows were 45 times more, horses 60 times more and sheep 35 times more than there are now, their numbers would equall. How many horses, cows and sheep are on the meadow together?
  11. Mouse Hryzka
    myska_hryzka Mouse Hryzka found 27 identical cubes of cheese. She first put in a large cube out of them and then waited for a while before the cheese cubes stuck together. Then from every wall of the big cube she will eats the middle cube. Then she also eats the cub
  12. Pupils
    school_2 Two classes to collect money. Boys are four sevenths pupils. In time did not pay a quarter of the boys and a sixth of girls, which together mean 12 sinners. How many pupils attend this two classes ?
  13. Rectangle - parallelogram
    nieco It is given a rectangle that is circumscribed by a circle with a radius of 5 cm. The short side of the rectangle measures 6 cm. Calculate the perimeter of a parallelogram ABCD whose vertices are the midpoints of the sides of the rectangle.
  14. Classroom
    school_1 In a classroom are 30 students, boys are four times more than girls. How many boys are in the class?
  15. Medicine
    lieky We test medicine on 6 patients. For all drug doesn't work. If the drug success rate of 20%, what is the probability that medicine does not work?
  16. Sweets
    sladkosti 3 chocolate and 7 cakes cost 85, - CZK. 2 chocolates and 6 cakes cost 86, - CZK. How much is 5 chocolates and 9 cakes? I wonder how to get the result, but only by logic without the use of a system of equations
  17. Carpet
    koberec_2 The room is 10 x 5 meters. You have the role of carpet width of 1 meter. Make rectangular cut of roll that piece of carpet will be longest possible and it fit into the room. How long is a piece of carpet? Note .: carpet will not be parallel with the dia
  18. Nectar
    vcela Nectar collected by bees contains 70% water. From the nectar of the some process produces honey which contains 19% water. How many kg of nectar bees need to collect to make 1 kg of honey?
  19. Field on plan
    geodet sobrance Plan has a scale of 1: 2500.Determine dimensions in centimeters which will have on plan field with a length of 310 meters and a width of 182.5 meters.
  20. Motor oil
    olej 30 liters of oil cost 28.80 Euros. How much cost a liter?

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