Money - math word problems

Money or finance are an essential medium of exchange, a unit of account and store of value in modern society. Mathematical examples helps to get basic financial literacy.

  1. Two accounts
    bank A banker divided $5000 between 2 accounts, one paying 10% annual interest and the second paying 8% annual interest. Express the amount invested in the 10% account in the terms of the amount invested in the 8% account.
  2. The percent 2
    penize The percent return rate of a growth fund, income fund, and money market are 10%, 7%, and 5% respectively. Suppose you have 3200 to invest and you want to put twice as much in the growth fund as in the money market to maximize your return. How should you i
  3. Average monthly salary
    penize A total of 10 teachers work at one small school in Moravia. The monthly salary of each is 21,500 CZK or 21,800 CZK or 22,500 CZK according to their education and age. The average monthly salary for this school's teacher is 21 850 CZK. How many teachers of
  4. Plot
    plot The land is in the shape of a square with a dimension of 22 meters. How much will we pay for the fence around the entire plot?
  5. Scholarship
    coins The annual scholarship of the best student and second-best student in the class is 3500 euros in total. The best student scholarship in 8 months is the same as the second-best student scholar in the class for the whole year. How big is the annual scholars
  6. Trio ratio
    minca Hans, Alena and Thomas have a total of 740 USD. Hans and Alena split in the ratio 5: 6 and Alena and Thomas in the ratio 4: 5. How much will everyone get?
  7. Earnings per share
    usd The table below shows the stock price, earnings per share, and dividends per share for three companies for a recent year: Deere &Co. Price $65.70 earnings per share $4.40 Dividends per share $1.16 Google price $528.33 earnings per share $27.72 Dividends.
  8. A loan
    exp_growth A loan in the amount of $944 is charged simple interest at an annual rate of 8.1%. How much money is owed 14 months after the loan was made?
  9. Startup
    usd Jaxon’s start up business makes a profit of $450 during the first month. However, the company records a profit of -$60 per month for the next four months and a profit of $125 for the final month. What is the total profit for the first six months of Jaxon’
  10. Fruit salad
    banan The fruit salad is prepared from oranges and bananas. One kilogram of oranges costs 30 CZK and one kilogram of bananas costs 18 CZK. How many kilograms of bananas need to be added to half a kilogram of oranges to produce a fruit salad worth CZK 21 per 1 kg
  11. Washing powder
    vahy2 A 10-kilogram pack of washing powder is M euros more expensive than a 5-kilogram pack of the same powder. A 5-kilogram package costs P euros. Five kilos of packaging is not worth it, because it is more expensive than half the price of 10 kilos. How much is
  12. Bdf tablet
    bdf Detective Harry Thomson has come across a surprising mystery. As part of the weekend's action, the tablet he looked for dropped by 30%. He also recommended this bargain to his friend. However, it came to the shop on Monday, and the tablet was 30% more expe
  13. The tax
    fuel The tax per gallon of gasoline in California is $0.477. If you fill your gasoline tank with 14.4 gallons of gasoline in California, how much will you pay in taxes? Round to the nearest cent.
  14. An animal shelter
    cat An animal shelter spends $5.50 per day to care for each bird and $8.50 per day to care for each cat. Nicole noticed that the shelter spent $283.00 caring for birds and cats on Wednesday. Nicole found a record showing that there were a total of 40 birds an
  15. Mixture of nuts
    vahy2 The mixture of nuts should be prepared from almonds, peanuts and cashew nuts ratio 1: 2: 3 (respectively). The price of almonds is 150 CZK/kg, the price of peanuts is 140 CZK/kg and the price of cashew nuts is 180 CZK/kg. The price of the mixture is deter
  16. Chocolate
    percent Chocolate, which originally cost 1.5 euros, was increased by 40%. How many euros did it cost?
  17. Before yesterday
    percent He merchant adds a sale sign in his shop window to the showed pair of shoes in the morning: "Today by p% cheaper than yesterday. " After a while, however, he decided that the sign saying: "Today 62.5% cheaper than the day before yesterday". Determine the
  18. Reducing balance method
    books A company buys an item having a useful life of 10 years for 1,000,000. If the company depreciates the item by the reducing balance method, a. Determine the depreciation for the first year. b. Estimate the depreciation for the second and third years. c..
  19. Compound interest 3
    exp_growth2 After 8 years, what is the total amount of a compound interest investment of $25,000 at 3% interest, compounded quarterly? (interest is now dream - in the year 2019)
  20. Aunt Rose
    eura Aunt Rose gave $2500 to Mani and Cindy. Mani received $500 more than Cindy. How mich did Cindy received?

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