Mathematical Olympiad - math word problems

MO tasks are not easy, even for adults. At the same time, we believe that the right solution, which is here published almost on one click will serve as the inspiration.

Do not be discouraged if you did not discover the right solution. Experiment, sketching, "play" with the problem. Sometimes it helps to look into a book and find out similar problems resolved. Sometimes help three days pause, and then you found the right solution.

Number of problems found: 65

  • Average age
    age_4 The average age of all people at the celebration was equal to the number of people present. After the departure of one person who was 29 years old, average age was again equal to the number present. How many people were originally to celebrate?
  • Katy MO
    reporter_saved6 Kate draw triangle ABC. Middle of AB have mark as X and the center of the side AC as Y. On the side BC wants to find the point Z such that the content area of a 4gon AXZY was greatest. What part of the triangle ABC can maximally occupy 4-gon AXZY?
  • MO-Z5-3-66 tiles
    stvorce The picture shows a square tiles with side 10 dm which is composed of four identical small rectangles and squares. Circumference of small square is five times smaller than the circumference of the entire tile. Determine the dimensions of the rectangle.
  • Soup
    kotlik On Monday we cook 25 pots and 10 boilers of soup. On Tuesday 15 pots and 13 boilers. On Wednesday 20 pots and on Thursday 30 boilers. On Monday and Tuesday was cooked the same amount of soup. How many times more soup cooked on Thursday than on Wednesday?
  • Mr. Zucchini
    cuketa Mr. Zucchini had a rectangular garden whose perimeter is 28 meters. The garden's content area filled just four square beds, whose dimensions in meters are expressed in whole numbers. Determine what size could have a garden. Find all the possibilities and
  • 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
  • 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 shee
  • 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.
  • Decide
    mo_1 The rectangle is divided into seven fields. On each box is to write just one of the numbers 1, 2 and 3. Mirek argue that it can be done so that the sum of the two numbers written next to each other was always different. Zuzana (Susan) instead argue that i
  • Squirrels
    Squirrel The squirrels discovered a bush with hazelnuts. The first squirrel plucked one nut, the second squirrel two nuts, the third squirrel three nuts. Each new squirrel always tore one nut more than the previous squirrel. When they plucked all the nuts from the
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mrak - cloud
    otaceni_ctverce It is given segment AB of length 12 cm, where one side of the square MRAK laid on it. MRAK's side length 2 cm shown. MRAK gradually flips along the line segment AB the point R leaves a paper trail. Draw the whole track of point R until square can do the l
  • MO circles
    mo Juro built the ABCD square with a 12 cm side. In this square, he scattered a quarter circle that had a center at point B passing through point A and a semicircle l that had a center at the center of the BC side and passed point B. He would still build a c
  • Meadow
    ovce-miestami-baran On the meadow grazing horses, cows, and sheep, together with less than 200. If cows were 45 times more, horses 60 times more, and sheep 35 times more than there are now, their numbers would equally. How many horses, cows, and sheep are on the meadow toget
  • 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
  • Trapezoid MO-5-Z8
    lichobeznik_mo_z8 ABCD is a trapezoid that lime segment CE is divided into a triangle and parallelogram, as shown. Point F is the midpoint of CE, DF line passes through the center of the segment BE, and the area of the triangle CDE is 3 cm2. Determine the area of the trape

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



We will send a solution to your e-mail address. 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...



See also more information on Wikipedia.