Simple proportion - math word problems

Number of problems found: 97

  • Proportional relationship
    ratios2 The ordered pairs (6,24) and (1, s) represent a proportional relationship. Find the value of s.
  • Coke and coal
    coal 20.1 tons of coke is produced from 30 tons of black coal. How much coke is made from 1 kilogram of coal?
  • Book reading
    books_1 Susan thought, "If I read 15 pages a day, I will read the whole book in 8 days. “How many pages would she have to read a day if she wanted to finish the book on the 6th day from the start of reading? And how many pages does the book have?
  • Mr. Ben
    bricks Mr. Ben drives bricks to the construction site. If he drove three times a day, he would make bricks in 8 days. How many times a day would he go every day to be done 2 days earlier?
  • Everyone drinks the same
    beers 24 bricklayers drink 72 beverage bottles a day at the construction site. How many bottles would 19 bricklayers need? Everyone drinks the same.
  • Vertical rod
    shadow The vertical one meter long rod casts a shadow 150 cm long. Calculate the height of a column whose shadow is 36 m long at the same time.
  • Gears
    bicycle_gears_2 The front gear on the bike has 32 teeth and the rear, on the wheel, has 12 teeth. How many times does the rear wheel of the bike turns if you turn the right pedal 30 times? What distance will you go if the circumference of the bicycle wheel is 250 cm?
  • Olive seeds
    oil_lane 5 kg of oil is pressed from 100 kg of seeds. How many kgs of seeds do we need to produce 85 kg of oil?
  • Poplar shadow
    shadow_1 The nine-meter poplar casts a shadow 16.2 m long. How long does a shadow cast by Peter at the same time, if it is 1.4 m high?
  • Reading
    bookshelf If I read 15 pages a day, I will read the whole book in 18 days. How long will it take to read a book if I only read 9 pages every day?
  • Diggers
    digging Eight diggers will do the job in 85 hours. After 21 hours, 3 diggers had to leave. How many hours will the work be done?
  • Save trees
    stromy 25 tons of old paper will save 1,600 trees. How many tons of paper is needed to save the 32 trees in the park?
  • Book reading
    kniha_tridni Suzan reads a book. If she read half an hour a day, she would read it in nine days. How many minutes does he have to read a day if he wants to read it three days earlier?
  • Six workers
    workers Six workers earned a total of CZK 12,600 per week on the construction site (5 working days). How much do 7 workers earn in 10 days with the same daily average salary?
  • Five combers
    permutations_3 Five combers harvest 12 rows of strawberries in 4 hours. How many rows of strawberries will two combers harvest in 10 hours?
  • Cable car
    lanovka The cable car will carry 1280 passengers in 40 minutes. How many people will be transported in 2.5 hours?
  • 14 percent
    percent_1 If 14 percent is 56, what is the base?
  • Five tractors
    tractors Five tractors plow the fields in 4.8 hours. How long will it take to plow the field when, after an hour and a half of work, two tractor drivers have been called up for another task?
  • Diggers
    workers_1 The excavation was carried out in 4 days and 5 workers worked on it for 7 hours a day. Determine how long it would take to excavate if 7 workers worked on it 8 hours a day.
  • The farmer
    cow The farmer calculated that the supply of fodder for his 20 cows was enough for 60 days. He decided to sell 2 cows and a third of the feed. How long will the feed for the rest of the peasant's herd last?

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