Basic functions - math word problems

  1. Workers
    zamkova_dlazba Ten workers must pave road street for 22 working days. After four days were for speeding up work added two more workers. a) After how many work days now workers completes the paved road? b) How many working days it took a total paved road?
  2. Car value
    car_old The car loses value 15% every year. Determine a time (in years) when the price will be halved.
  3. Shepherd
    sheep_1 The shepherd has fewer than 500 sheep; where they can be up to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 row is always 1 remain, and as can be increased up to 7 rows of the sheep, and it is not increased no ovine. How many sheep has a shepherd?
  4. Christmas Day
    stedryd In leap years was 53 Sundays. On what day of the week fell to Christmas Day?
  5. Bricks
    cihla_brick Openings in perforated bricks occupy 10% and brick has dimensions 30 cm, 15 cm and 7.5 cm. Calculate a) the weight of a perforated bricks, if you know that the density of the full brick material is p = 1800 kg/m3 (1.8 kg/dm3) b) the number of perforated
  6. Lift
    lanovka_2 The largest angle at which the lift rises is 16°31'. Give climb angle in permille.
  7. Spirit
    lieh From 55% and 80% spirit we would like to produce 0.2 kg of 60% spirit. How many of them we must use in a solution?
  8. Cuboid box
    box How many m2 paper is needed for the sticking cuboid box of dimensions 50 cm, 40 cm and 30 cm? To the folds add one-tenth the area.
  9. To the cinema
    tree Jane at 8 am got message that all 1093 school pupils will go to the cinema. Within 20 min she said it to the three friends. Each of them again for 20 minutes said to the other three. In this way the message spread further. At what time all the children in
  10. Container with water
    water_2 The weight of a container with water is 2.48 kg. If the cast 75% water, the container with water has a weight of 0.98 kg. Determine the weight of the empty container. How much water was originally in the container?
  11. Janka and Danka
    books_3 Janka and Danka began to read the same day the books. Janka had 276 pages, Danka 204 pages. They agreed that both read every day the same number of pages until theirs books read. A) How many maximum pages they had to read the day to honor their agreement
  12. Lord Ram
    sheep When lord Ram founded the breed white sheep was 8 more than black. Currently white sheep are four times higher than at the beginning and black three times more than at the beginning. White sheep is now 42 more than the black. How many white and black s
  13. Number train
    train2 The numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 traveled by train. The train had three cars and each was carrying just three numbers. No. 1 rode in the first carriage, and in the last carriage was all odd numbers. The conductor calculated sum of the numbers in the firs
  14. Variations 3rd class
    cubic From how many elements we can create 13,800 variations 3rd class without repeating?
  15. Sheep
    ships Shepherd tending the sheep. Tourists asked him how much they have. The shepherd said, "there are fewer than 500. If I them lined up in 4-row 3 remain. If in 5-row 4 remain. If in 6-row 5 remain. But I can form 7-row." How many sheep have herdsman?
  16. Gasoline
    kanyster 35 l of gasoline is to be divided into four canisters so that in the third canister was 5 l less than the first canister, the fourth canister 10 l more than in the third canister and the second canister half what in the first canister. How many liters of
  17. Disease
    kravy Farmers'cooperative had a supply of feed for 50 cows to 6 days. Cows got insidious disease after 4 days, 10 of them died. How many total days that farmers had feed for cows?
  18. Crates 2
    bedny In 6 crates is 45 kg of apples In  5 crates is equally In 1 in crate is 3 kg more How many kilograms in each crate?
  19. Car model
    cars_2 Car model is 52 mm long and the real car is 4524 mm long. What was the scale of model car?
  20. Bathroom
    koupelna How many CZK we pay for lining the perimeter walls of the bathroom with rectangular shape with dimensions 3.5 m and 4 m, high 1.5 m if 1 square m tile cost 300 CZK?

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