Ratio - math word problems

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Number of problems found: 597

  • Similarity
    podobnost ABC is a triangle wherein a = 4 cm, b = 6 cm, c = 8 cm. Is it similar to the triangle DEF: d = 3 cm, e = 4.5 cm, f = 6 cm? If so, determine the ratio of similarity.
  • Lowest voltage
    inSeries Three resistors with resistors R1 = 10 kΩ, R2 = 20 kΩ, R3 = 30 kΩ are connected in series and an external voltage U = 30 V is connected to them. On which resistor is the lowest voltage?
  • Retail
    glasses At what price bought retail 1 kg goods from wholesale, if lost in the distribution is 4% of weight of the goods and retail still have a profit of 6.3%? Goods are sold at retail for 25 euro per kg.
  • Tree shadow
    tree2_1 Tree perpendicular to the horizontal surface has a shadow 8.32 meters long. At the same time meter rod perpendicular to the horizontal surface has shadow 64 cm long. How tall is tree?
  • Cooks
    kucharky Four cooks cleaned 5 kg of potatoes for 10 minutes. How many cook would have to work clean 9 kg of potatoes for 12 minutes?
  • Pizza
    pizza_2 Pizza with a diameter 50 cm have weight 559 g. What diameter will have a pizza weighing 855 g if it is make from the same cloth (same thickness....) and same decorated?
  • Right circular cone
    cut-cone The volume of a right circular cone is 5 liters. Calculate the volume of the two parts into which the cone is divided by a plane parallel to the base, one-third of the way down from the vertex to the base.
  • Dividing money
    money_16 Imrich, Daniel and Dezider shared an unknown amount in the ratio 1:2:4, where Dezider received 750 euros more than Imrich and Daniel got half as much as Dezider. Determine an unknown amount of money and determine the amounth that got Imrich, Daniel and De
  • Motion
    cyclist_1 If you go at speed 3.7 km/h, you come to the station 42 minutes after leaving the train. If you go by bike to the station at speed 27 km/h, you come to the station 56 minutes before its departure. How far is the train station?
  • Garden exchange
    land The garden has the shape of a rectangular trapezoid, the bases of which have dimensions of 60 m and 30 m and a vertical arm of 40 m. The owner exchanged this garden for a parallelogram, the area of which is 7/9 of the area of a trapezoidal garden. What is
  • Circle section
    circle_segment Equilateral triangle with side 33 is inscribed circle section whose center is in one of the vertices of the triangle and the arc touches the opposite side. Calculate: a) the length of the arc b) the ratio betewwn the circumference to the circle sector and
  • Mushrooms
    huby Fresh mushrooms contain 94% water, dried 14%. How many kg of fresh mushrooms is needed to collect to get 10 kg dried?
  • Observer
    ohrada The observer sees a straight fence 100 m long in 30° view angle. From one end of the fence is 102 m. How far is it from another end of the fence?
  • Image scale
    mazanina The actual image dimensions are 60 cm x 80cm and has a reduced size 3 cm x 4 cm. At what scale the image was reduced?
  • Washer
    pracka The washing machine drum washes at 71 RPM. The washing machine motor pulley has a diameter of 8 cm. What must be the diameter of the drum machine pulley when the motor is at 351 RPM?
  • Dried apples
    jablka_2 How many kilograms of fresh apples id needed to 120 kg of dried apples when from 0.4 tons of fresh apples we get 75 kg of dried apples?
  • Similarity coefficient
    eqlateral_triangles The ratio of similarity of two equilateral triangles is 3.5 (ie 7:2). The length of the side of smaller triangle is 2.4 cm. Calculate the perimeter and area of ​​the larger triangle.
  • ŽSR
    luzianky Calculate fixed annual personnel costs of operating monorail line 118 km long if every 5 km is a station, which serves three people - one dispatcher and two switchmen in 4-shift operation. Consider the average salary of the employee 885 €.
  • Apples
    apples_1 Mr. Vesely give to the market his own 48 kg of apples, 40 kg from Mr. Kovar and 72 kg of Mr. Novak. Grossed a total of 1,920 CZK. How must divide income money for apples?
  • Debt
    usd_4 Joe and Caryl have a debt of $100,500. Joe makes $90,000 per year, and Caryl makes $35,000 per year. How much should both pay to zero out the debt fairly, based on their salaries?

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