Mathematical Olympiad - math word problems

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Number of problems found: 59

  • Pyramid Z8–I–6
    pyramida_mo Each brick of pyramid contains one number. Whenever possible, the number in each brick is lowest common multiple of two numbers of bricks lying directly above it. That number may be in the lowest brick? Determine all possibilities.
  • Z9–I–4 MO 2017
    vlak2 Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 were prepared for a train journey with three wagons. They wanted to sit out so that three numbers were seated in each carriage and the largest of each of the three was equal to the sum of the remaining two. The conduct
  • Four families
    Rodina-01 Four families were on a joint trip. In the first family, there were three siblings, namely Alica, Betka and Cyril. In the second family were four siblings, namely David, Erik, Filip and Gabika. In the third family, there were two siblings, namely Hugo and
  • MO8-Z8-I-5 2017
    mo8 Identical rectangles ABCD and EFGH are positioned such that their sides are parallel to the same. The points I, J, K, L, M and N are the intersections of the extended sides, as shown. The area of the BNHM rectangle is 12 cm2, the rectangle MBCK area is 63
  • Clubhouse
    stol_2 There were only chairs and table in the clubhouse. Each chair had four legs, and the table was triple. Scouts came to the clubhouse. Everyone sat on their chair, two chairs were left unoccupied, and the number of legs in the room was 101. How many chairs
  • One million
    million Write the million number (1000000) by using only 9 numbers and algebraic operations plus, minus, times, divided, powers, and squares. Find at least three different solutions.
  • Luggage and air travel
    aircraft-02_14 Two friends traveling by plane had a total of 35 kg of luggage. They paid one 72 CZK and second 108 CZK for being overweight. If only one paid for all the bags, it would cost 300 CZK. What weight of baggage did each of them have, how many kilograms of lug
  • MO Z8-I-1 2018
    age_6 Fero and David meet daily in the elevator. One morning they found that if they multiply their current age, they get 238. If they did the same after four years, this product would be 378. Determine the sum of the current ages of Fero and David.
  • Skiing meeting
    compass4 On the skiing meeting came four friends from 4 world directions and led the next interview. Charles: "I did not come from the north or from the south." Mojmir "But I came from the south." Joseph: "I came from the north." Zdeno: "I come from the south." We
  • Year 2018
    new_year The product of the three positive numbers is 2018. What are the numbers?
  • Six-digit primes
    numberline_1 Find all six-digit prime numbers that contain each one of digits 1,2,4,5,7 and 8 just once. How many are they?
  • Octahedron - sum
    8sten On each wall of a regular octahedron is written one of the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, wherein on different sides are different numbers. For each wall John make the sum of the numbers written of three adjacent walls. Thus got eight sums, which also
  • Equilateral triangle ABC
    equliateral In the equilateral triangle ABC, K is the center of the AB side, the L point lies on one-third of the BC side near the point C, and the point M lies in the one-third of the side of the AC side closer to the point A. Find what part of the ABC triangle cont
  • Christmas trees
    vianocny_stromcek Salesman sold Christmas trees: spruce for € 22, pine for € 25 and fir for € 33. At the morning he had the same number of spruce, fir and pine. At the evening he had all the trees entirely sold for € 3,600. How many trees that day salesman sold?
  • MO Z8–I–6 2018
    lich_1 In the KLMN trapeze, KL has a 40 cm base and an MN of 16 cm. Point P lies on the KL line so that the NP segment divides the trapezoid into two parts with the same area. Find the length of the KP line.
  • Alarm clock
    clock-night-schr The old watchmaker has a unique digital alarm in its collection that rings whenever the sum of digits of the alarm is equal to 21. Find out when the alarm clock will ring. What is their number? List all options . ..
  • Cakes Z8-I-5
    cukriky_5 Mom brought 10 cakes of three types: kokosek was less than laskonek and most were caramel cubes. John chose two different kinds of cakes, Stephan did the same and for Margerith leave only the cakes of the same type. How many kokosek, laskonek and caramel
  • Isosceles - isosceles
    triangles_12 It is given a triangle ABC with sides /AB/ = 3 cm /BC/ = 10 cm, and the angle ABC = 120°. Draw all points X such that true that BCX triangle is an isosceles and triangle ABX is isosceles with the base AB.
  • 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 cube
  • Three friends
    Veverka Three friends squirrels together went to collect hazelnuts. Zrzecka he found more than twice Pizizubka and Ouska even three times more than Pizizubka. On the way home they talked while eating and was cracking her nuts. Pizizubka eaten half of all nuts whi

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