Percentages - math word problems

  1. Kaufland sales-off
    kaufland As a rule the goods to the approaching end consumption in Kaufland three days before the end of the consumption to 30% off and one day before the end of the consumption to 50% discounts. Sometimes however the seller has been mistaken and the second discou
  2. Sum on dice
    dices2 We have two dice. What is the greater likelihood of fall a total sum 7 or 8 ? (write 7, 8 or 0 if the probabilities are the same)?
  3. Cube surface area
    cubes2_2 The surface of the cube was originally 216 centimeters square. The surface of the cube has shrunk from 216 to 54 centimeters sq. Calculate how much percent the edge of the cube has decreased.
  4. Sale off 2
    sale A pair of of blues jeans went on sale. After a 30% reduction the pants cost $35. How much did the jeans cost before the price reduction?
  5. Three reds
    sedma What is the probability that when choosing 3 carats from seven carats, all 3 reds will be red?
  6. Roof 7
    pyramid_in_cube_1 The roof has the shape of a regular quadrangular pyramid with a base edge of 12 m and a height of 4 m. How many percent is folds and waste if in construction was consumed 181.4m2 of plate?
  7. Three shapes
    three_bodies 1/5 of a circle is shaded. The ratio of area if square to the sum of area of rectangle and that of the circle is 1:2. 60% of the square is shaded and 1/3 of the rectangle is shaded. What is the ratio of the area of circle to that of the rectangle?
  8. BTC bubble
    btc_2 One of the world's experts in bubbles -- Prof. Robert Shiller, a Yale economist -- said Bitcoin "was an amazing example of a bubble" back in 2014. If you exchange fiat US dollar $100 to BTC in 2010, now in 2017 have value of 72.9 millions dollars. Find
  9. Diameters of circles
    circle5_1 How many percent of the area of a larger circle is a smaller circle if the smaller circle has a diameter 120 mm and a larger one has a diameter 300 mm?
  10. Cutting circles
    circles2_2 From the square 1 m side we have to cut the circles with a radius of 10 cm. How many discs we cut and how many percent will be waste?
  11. Compound interest
    bank_3 Compound interest: Clara deposited CZK 100,000 in the bank with an annual interest rate of 1.5%. Both money and interest remain deposited in the bank. How many CZK will be in the bank after 3 years?
  12. Combined interest
    bank2 Combined interest: Carol has deposited CZK 100,000 in the bank with an annual interest rate of 1.5%. The money was put into the account 5.5.2016 and withdraw them all before Christmas 20.12.2016. How much money did she withdraw?
  13. 3 years savings
    penize_35 Simple interest - Tereza has deposited CZK 100,000 in the bank with an annual interest rate of 1.5%. Interest is added each year and left aside. How many CZK crowns will has total after 3 years?
  14. Two workers
    safarik_stu Two workers make 138 parts/items. The first one produces 30% more than the second. How many items will each produce?
  15. Plot
    rectangle_5 The length of the rectangle is 8 smaller than three times the width. If we increase the width by 5% of the length and the length is reduced by 14% of the width, the circumference of rectangle will be increased by 30 m. What are the dimensions of the recta
  16. Dividing money
    penize_33 Thomas, Honza and Vasek are to divide 1220kč. Honza got 25% more than Thomas. Vasek 20% less than Thomas. How CZK each got?
  17. Volume increase
    basen_6 How many percent will increase in the pool 50 m, width 15m if the level rises from 1m to 150cm?
  18. Socks
    sleva_2 One pair of socks worth CZK 27. Set of 3 pairs of these socks are sold with 10% discount. How many we will pay CZK for two offered sets of socks?
  19. Salt
    salt_4 Sea water containing 5% salt. How many kg of fresh water necessary to pour into 40 kg of sea water so that the salinity fell to 2%?
  20. Percentages 5
    usd_1 $5.25 is 7 1/2% of what number?

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