Fractions - math word problems

  1. A bucket
    watertank A bucket has 4 liters of water in it when it is 2/5 full. How much can it hold?
  2. Simplest form
    expr Find the simplest form of the following expression: 3 to the 2nd power - 1/4 to the 2nd power
  3. Corona again
    flu If the population on long island is 7.75 million and the coronavirus has affected 22,178. What percent of the population is affected. (looking for 1 in? If possible)
  4. Triangular prism
    hranol3b The base of the perpendicular triangular prism is a rectangular triangle with a hypotenuse of 10 cm and one leg of 8 cm. The prism height is 75% of the perimeter of the base. Calculate the volume and surface of the prism.
  5. Ducats
    dukat The king divided the ducats to his three sons in a ratio of 2: 5: 4. How many ducats the king divided them if the youngest received 260 ducats, which was the least of all sons.
  6. A library
    bookshelf A library has 12,500 fiction books and 19,000 non fiction books. Currently 2/5 of the fiction books are checked out. Currently 2/5 of the non fiction books are checked out. Of the books checked out, only 1/10 are due back this week. How many books are due
  7. What percent
    percent What percent of 51 3/5 is 47 2/5?
  8. Discounts 2
    sale The local fitness center offers membership discounts for hospital employees. According to the membership brochure, you will receive a discount of 25% on a membership that normally costs $65 per month. How much will you pay for an annual membership if you
  9. Lunch
    clocks Lunch is given to seniors from 12:15 to 12:40 during the Coronavirus pandemic. What angle will the minute hand of clock describe during this time?
  10. Adding
    eq1 Divide number 135 into two additions so that one adds 30 more than 2/5 of the other add. Write the bigger one.
  11. Aircraft angines
    aircraft-02 The two engines of the aircraft are enough to supply the fuel for five hours of operation. However, one of the engines has a malfunction and thus consumes one-third more fuel. How long can the plane be in the air before it runs out of fuel? After an hour
  12. Water container
    cubes2 The cube-shaped container is filled to two-thirds of its height. If we pour 18 liters, it will be filled to three-fifths of the height. What is the volume of the whole container?
  13. Marlon
    meter Marlon drew a scale drawing of a summer camp. In real life, the sand volleyball court is 8 meters wide. It is 4 centimeters wide in the drawing. What is the drawing's scale factor? Simplify your answer and write it as a ratio, using a colon.
  14. Profitable company
    penize Three businessman decide to open up their own company. They agree to distribute the yearly profits made in the same ratio as their initial investments. They invest R 50 000, R 75 000 and R25 000, respectively. The profit made by the company in the first y
  15. Hiking trail
    mapa The newly built hiking trail leads 25% through the field, 3/8 of the trail leads through the forest and the remaining 9 km along the river. How long is the train?
  16. Nádoba
    cube_sphere_in Nádoba tvaru kostky je naplněna vodou do poloviny své výšky. Pokud dolijeme 20 l vody, bude nádoba naplněna do tří čtvrtin své výšky. Jaký je objem celé nádoby?
  17. Father and daughter
    family Father is 36 years old, daughter is 20 years less. What will be the ratio between them when they are 10 years more?
  18. Akpan
    clocks2 Akpan spent 3/8 of his time in school during the week. What fraction of his time does he spend at home during the week?
  19. Ages
    calendar Father is 36 years old, his daughter is 4 years old. Write down the ratio of the age of father and daughter. In what ratio will the ages of father and daughter after 4 years?
  20. Age ratio
    calendar Janko is 14 years old. The age ratio of Janka and Zuzka is 2: 3. What was the ratio seven years ago?

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