Mathematical Olympiad - math word problems

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Number of problems found: 65

  • Between two bus stops
    bus27 Wanda lives between two bus stops at three-eighths of their distance. He started the house today and found that whether he was running to one or the other stop, he would have arrived at the bus stop. The average bus speed is 60 km/h. What is the average s
  • Shepherd
    sheep_1 Kuba makes a deal with a shepherd to take care of his sheep. Shepherd said Kuba that after a year of service, he would receive twenty gold coins and one sheep. But Kuba resigned just after the seventh month of service. But shepherd rewarded him and paid h
  • Tunnels
    Mysky Mice had built an underground house consisting of chambers and tunnels: • each tunnel leading from the chamber to the chamber (none is blind) • from each chamber lead just three tunnels into three distinct chambers, • from each chamber mice can get to any
  • Square grid
    sit Square grid consists of a square with sides of length 1 cm. Draw in it at least three different patterns such that each had a content of 6 cm2 and circumference 12 cm and that their sides is in square grid.
  • Eight blocks
    cuboids Dana had the task to save the eight blocks of these rules: 1. Between two red cubes must be a different color. 2. Between two blue must be two different colors. 3. Between two green must be three different colors. 4. Between two yellow blocks must be four
  • MO - triangles
    metal On the AB and AC sides of the triangle ABC lies successive points E and F, on segment EF lie point D. The EF and BC lines are parallel and is true this ratio FD:DE = AE:EB = 2:1. The area of ABC triangle is 27 hectares and line segments EF, AD, and DB seg
  • Z9–I–1
    ctverec_mo In all nine fields of given shape to be filled natural numbers so that: • each of the numbers 2, 4, 6, and 8 is used at least once, • four of the inner square boxes containing the products of the numbers of adjacent cells of the outer square, • in the cir
  • 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
  • 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
  • MO SK/CZ Z9–I–3
    ball_floating_water John had the ball that rolled into the pool, and it swam in the water. Its highest point was 2 cm above the surface. The diameter of the circle that marked the water level on the surface of the ball was 8 cm. Find the diameter of John ball.
  • 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
  • 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
  • TV transmitter
    praded The volume of water in the rectangular swimming pool is 6998.4 hectoliters. The promotional leaflet states that if we wanted all the pool water to flow into a regular quadrangle with a base edge equal to the average depth of the pool, the prism would have
  • Pet store
    fish In a pet store, they are selling out the fish from one aquarium. Ondra wanted half of all fish, but they don't wish cut by hal fany fish he got one more than demanded. Matthew wished the remaining half of the fish, but as Andrew got half the fish more tha
  • Wipes
    uterky The mummy wiped out the square wipes and the veil was next to each other on the cord stretched out between the two trees. She used a cord of 7.5 meters in length, requiring about 8 dm on each side of the trunk. All wipes are 45 cm wide. Among the wipes an
  • MO 2016 Numerical axis
    osa Cat's school use a special numerical axis. The distance between the numbers 1 and 2 is 1 cm, the distance between the numbers 2 and 3 is 3 cm, between the numbers 3 and 4 is 5 cm and so on, the distance between the next pair of natural numbers is always i
  • Z9-I-4
    numbers_30 Kate thought a five-digit integer. She wrote the sum of this number and its half at the first line to the workbook. On the second line wrote a total of this number and its one fifth. On the third row, she wrote a sum of this number and its one nines. Fina
  • Candy - MO
    cukriky_4 Gretel deploys to the vertex of a regular octagon different numbers from one to eight candy. Peter can then choose which three piles of candy give Gretel others retain. The only requirement is that the three piles lie at the vertices of an isosceles trian
  • Chamber
    socks In the chamber light is broken and all from it must be taken at random. Socks have four different colors. If you want to be sure of pulling at least two white socks, we have to bring them out 28 from the chamber. In order to have such certainty for the pa
  • Coloured numbers
    olympics_2 Mussel wrote four different natural numbers with coloured markers: red, blue, green and yellow. When the red number divides by blue, it gets the green number as an incomplete proportion, and yellow represents the remainder after this division. When it div

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