Examples for secondary school students

  1. Competition
    sutaz 15 boys and 10 girls are in the class. On school competition of them is selected 6-member team composed of 4 boys and 2 girls. How many ways can we select students?
  2. Parametric equation
    line Find the parametric equation of a line with y-intercept (0,-4) and a slope of -2.
  3. Normal Distribution
    normal_d At one college, GPA's are normally distributed with a mean of 3.1 and a standard deviation of 0.4. What percentage of students at the college have a GPA between 2.7 and 3.5?
  4. Parabola 3
    parabola_2 Find the equation of a parabola with its focus at (0,2) and its vertex at the origin. ?
  5. Two trains
    trains_1 There are two trains running the same distance. 1st train will travel it in 7 hours 21minutes. 2nd the train will travel 5 hours 57minutes and 34 seconds and it is 14 km/h faster than the first train. What are speeds of trains and how long is this railwa
  6. Series and sequences
    seq_sum Find a fraction equivalent to the recurring decimal? 0.435643564356
  7. Triangular prism
    hranol_5 The perpendicular triangular prism is a right triangle with a 5 cm leg. The content of the largest wall of the prism is 130 cm2 and the body height is 10 cm. Calculate the body volume.
  8. Circle tangent
    thales_3 It is given to a circle with the center S and radius 3.5 cm. Distance from the center to line p is 6 cm. Construct a circle tangent n which is perpendicular to the line p.
  9. Church roof
    veza_2 The roof of the church tower has the shape of a regular tetrahedral pyramid with base edge length 5.4 meters and a height 5 m. It was found that needs to be corrected 27% covering of the roof area. What amount of material will be required?
  10. Hexagonal prism 2
    hranol6b The regular hexagonal prism has a surface of 140 cm2 and height of 5 cm. Calculate its volume.
  11. Cube walls
    krychle_6 Find the volume and surface area of the cube if the area of one wall is 40cm2.
  12. Quadrangular prism
    hranol_4 The regular quadrangular prism has a base edge a = 7.1 cm and side edge = 18.2 cm long. Calculate its volume and surface area.
  13. Copper wire
    cu_wire_1 What is the weight of 1000 m copper wire with a diameter of 5 mm when metric density p = 8.8 g/cm3?
  14. Pyramid in cube
    pyramid_in_cube In a cube with edge 12 dm long we have inscribed pyramid with the apex at the center of the upper wall of the cube. Calculate the volume and surface area of the pyramid.
  15. Rotary bodies
    conecylinder The rotating cone and the rotary cylinder have the same volume 180 cm3 and the same height v = 15 cm. Which of these two bodies has a larger surface area?
  16. The gardener
    stromy_3 The gardener bought trees for 960 CZK. If every tree were cheaper by 12 CZK, he would have gotten four more trees for the same money. How many trees did he buy?
  17. Sphere vs cube
    koule_krychle How many % of the surface of a sphere of radius 12 cm is the surface of a cube inscribed in this sphere?
  18. RT perimeter
    rt The leg of the rectangular triangle is 7 cm shorter than the second leg and 8 cm shorter than the hypotenuse. Calculate the triangle circumference.
  19. Inscribed sphere
    ball-in-cube How many % of the volume of the cube whose edge is 6 meters long is a volume of a sphere inscribed in that cube?
  20. The tent
    stan The tent shape of a regular quadrilateral pyramid has a base edge length a = 2 m and a height v = 1.8 m. How many m2 of cloth we need to make the tent if we have to add 7% of the seams? How many m3 of air will be in the tent?

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