Planimetrics - math word problems

Study plane measurements, including angles, distances, and areas. In other words - measurement and calculation of shapes in the plane. Perimeter and area of plane shapes.

Number of problems found: 1973

  • Snowman 2
    snowman_1 On the medal, which has the shape of a circle with a diameter 18 cm is sketched snowman so that the following requirements are met: 1. snowman is composed of three circles, 2. space over snowman is the same as under it, 3. diameters of all circles express
  • Similar triangles
    triangles_2 The triangles ABC and XYZ are similar. Find the missing lengths of the sides of the triangles. a) a = 5 cm b = 8 cm x = 7.5 cm z = 9 cm b) a = 9 cm c = 12 cm y = 10 cm z = 8 cm c) b = 4 cm c = 8 cm x = 4.5 cm z = 6 cm
  • Jared's room painting
    painter Jared wants to paint his room. The dimensions of the room are 12 feet by 15 feet, and the walls are 9 feet high. There are two windows that measure 6 feet by 5 feet each. There are two doors, whose dimensions are 30 inches by 6 feet each. If a gallon of p
  • Maria
    green-grapes Maria has decided to plant grapes in the garden behind her house. His neighbor Ben has grown grapes successfully for a long time and has given Maria advice on how to plant vines. Ben told her to plant them 3 meters apart in rows that are also 3 meters apa
  • Wheat
    field_1 The rectangle shaped field with dimensions 1268 m and 745 m harvested last year was 4959 q wheat. (1 q = 1 quintal = 100 kg). During the year, it was necessary to fix the pipe and therefore did kick wide 4 m parallel to the side of the field 745 m, where
  • Squares above sides
    pataVysky Two squares are constructed on two sides of the ABC triangle. The square area above the BC side is 25 cm2. The height vc to the side AB is 3 cm long. The heel P of height vc divides the AB side in a 2: 1 ratio. The AC side is longer than the BC side. Calc
  • Canopy
    cone-roof Mr Peter has a metal roof cone shape with a height of 127 cm and radius 130 cm over well. He needs to paint the roof with anticorrosion. How many kg of color must he buy if the manufacturer specifies the consumption of 1 kg to 3.3 m2?
  • Cross section
    trapezium_right The cross-section ABCD of a swimming pool is a trapezium. Its width AB=14 meters, depth at the shallow end is 1.5 meters, and at the deep end is 8 meters. Find the area of the cross-section.
  • Gimli Glider
    gimli_glider Aircraft Boeing 767 lose both engines at 42000 feet. The plane captain maintain optimum gliding conditions. Every minute, lose 1910 feet and maintain constant speed 211 knots. Calculate how long it takes to plane from engine failure to hit the ground. Cal
  • Rectangle - sides 3
    stvorec If in the rectangle ABCD we enlarge the side a by 5 cm and decrease the side b by 2 cm, the rectangle area will be reduced by 5 cm². When we decrease the length of the side a by 4 cm and and at the same time we increase the length of side b by 3 cm we inc
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trapezium internal angles
    lichob_2_2 A trapezium where AB is parallel to CD, has angle A : angle D = 4 :5, angle B = 3x-15 and angle C = 4x+20. Find angle A, B, C and D.
  • Triangles
    triangles_6 Find out whether given sizes of the angles can be interior angles of a triangle: a) 23°10',84°30',72°20' b) 90°,41°33',48°37' c) 14°51',90°,75°49' d) 58°58',59°59',60°3'
  • Reverse Pythagorean theorem
    pytagors Given are lengths of the sides of the triangles. Decide which one is rectangular: Δ ABC: 77 dm, 85 dm, 36 dm ? Δ DEF: 55 dm, 82 dm, 61 dm ? Δ GHI: 24 mm, 25 mm, 7 mm ? Δ JKL: 32 dm, 51 dm, 82 dm ? Δ MNO: 51 dm, 45 dm, 24 dm ?
  • An architect
    tiles2_1 An architect makes a model of a new house. The model shows a tile patio in the backyard. In the model each tile has length of 1/2 inch and width of 1/6 inch. The actual tiles have length of 2/3 feet and width 2/9 feet. What is the ratio of the length of a
  • Trapezoidal prism
    lichobeznik-stredni_pricka_5 Calculate the surface of the quadrilateral prism ABCDA'B'C'D 'with the trapezoidal base ABCD. The height of the prism is 12 cm; ABCD trapezoidal data: AB base length is 8 cm, CD base length is 3 cm, BC arm length is 4 cm, and AC diagonal length is 7 cm. L
  • The fence
    latkovy_plot I'm building a fence. Late is rounded up in semicircle. The tops of late in the field between the columns are to copy an imaginary circle. The tip of the first and last lath in the field is a circle whose radius is unknown. The length of the circle chord
  • Isosceles triangle 9
    iso_triangle Given an isosceles triangle ABC where AB= AC. The perimeter is 64cm, and the altitude is 24cm. Find the area of the isosceles triangle.
  • Cardboard box
    karton_krabica Peter had square cardboard. The length of the pages was an integer in decimetres. He cut four squares with a side of 3 dm from the corners and made a box out of it, which fit exactly 108 cubes with an edge 1 dm long. Julia cut four squares with a side of

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