Basic functions - math word problems

  1. Horizontal distance
    road_2 The road has a gradient of 8%. How many meters will the road rise on a horizontal distance of 400m?
  2. Highway repair
    truck_6 The highway repair was planned for 15 days. However, it was reduced by 30%. How many days did the repair of the highway last?
  3. Chocolate
    cokolada_7 I have a box of chocolate - white, milk and dark. The ratio of white to milk with dark is 3: 4. The ratio of white and milk to dark is 17: 4. Calculate what is the ratio between white, milk, dark chocolate.
  4. Irrigation sprinkler
    postrekovac_1 The irrigation sprinkler can twist with an angle of 320° and has a reach of 12 meters. Which area can irrigate?
  5. Tropical, mild and arctic
    tropic How many percents of the Earth's surface lies in the tropical, mild and arctic range? The border between the ranges is the parallel 23°27 'and 66°33'.
  6. In the
    land_6 In the national park, the ratio of the wooded area to grassland is 4: 1. The total area is 385km2. What area is wooded?
  7. Ten boys
    venn_intersect Ten boys chose to go to the supermarket. Six boys bought gum and nine boys bought a lollipop. How many boys bought gum and a lollipop?
  8. The farmer
    sheep_3 The farmer had 140 sheep. For the next year, she decided to change the number of sheep in ratio 10: 7. How many sheep will he have then?
  9. Line segment
    lines_7 The 4 cm long line segment is enlarged in the ratio of 5/2. How many centimeters will measure the new line segment?
  10. Circle described
    described_circle_right_triangle The radius of the circle described to the right triangle with 6 cm long leg is 5 cm. Calculate the circumference of this triangle.
  11. Exponential warm
    teplomer_6 Suppose that a body with temperature T1 is placed in surroundings with temperature T0 different from that of T1. The body will either cool or warm to temperature T(t) after time t, in minutes, where T(t)=T0 + (T1-T0)e^(-kt) . If jello salad with 30 degre
  12. Seawater
    ice_cubes Seawater has a density of 1025 kg/m3, ice 920 kg/m3. 8 liters of seawater froze and created a cube. Calculate the size of the cube edge.
  13. Three workplaces
    workers_49 How many ways can we divide nine workers into three workplaces if they need four workers in the first workplace, 3 in the second workplace and 2 in the third?
  14. Digit sum
    cisla_7 How many are three-digit numbers that have a digit sum of 6?
  15. Map scale
    mapa_14 The rectangular plot has in a scale of 1: 10000 area 3 cm2 on the map. What content does this plot have on a 1:5000 scale map?
  16. Rectangular garden
    garden_21 The sides of the rectangular garden are in ratio 1: 2. The diagonal has a length of 20 meters. Calculate the area and perimeter of the garden.
  17. Supermarket
    vaha_17 In a local supermarket, 3/5 kilogram of squid costs 156.00. How do 4 kilograms of squid cost?
  18. Borrowing
    test_5 I borrow 25,000 to 6.9% p.a.. I pay 500 per month. How much will I pay and for how long?
  19. Bricklayers
    murar Seven bricklayers will build the house in 630 days. How many bricklayers do we need to take after 150 days to complete the building for (additional) 336 days?
  20. Isosceles triangle 8
    7-6-7-triangle If the rate of the sides an isosceles triangle is 7:6:7, find the base angle correct to the nearest degree.

Do you have an interesting mathematical word problem that you can't solve it? Enter it, and we can try to solve it.



To this e-mail address, we will reply solution; solved examples are also published here. Please enter the e-mail correctly and check whether you don't have a full mailbox.

Please do not submit problems from current active competitions such as Mathematical Olympiad, correspondence seminars etc...