Statistics - math word problems

  1. 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.
  2. Mow the lawn
    grass_2 Dano would mow the lawn in 12 hours and Milada in 16 hours. How long will take the lawn mow together?
  3. ICE train
    ice_train German runways test a new ICE train between Munich and Berlin. The train runs to Berlin at a slow speed of 100 km/h. Back from Berlin goes faster. How quickly did the train have to go on a return trip so that the total average train speed for both journey
  4. Doctor 2
    heart A doctor noted the Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) of a large number of patients. Later, he scrambled the data to keep the privacy of his patients. Based on the scrambled dataset, he finds that the lower inner fence is equal to 50 and the upper inner fen
  5. Pond
    rybnik2_1 A pond with two open floodgates will emptied in 20 days. A larger floodgate will emptied whole pond in 30 days. For how long would he be emptied with a smaller floodgate.
  6. Pumping
    pumps_1 The tank is filled with a larger pump in 12 hours and with scond pump in 15 hours. For how long does the tank fill when both pumps are switched on at the same time?
  7. Sequence 11
    sequence_geo_2 What is the nth term of this sequence 1,1/2,1/3,1/4,1/5 ?
  8. Average speed 4
    uphill Starting at home Tony traveled uphill to the store for 45 minutes at 8 miles per hour. he then traveled back home on the same path at a speed of 24 miles per hour. what is his average speed for the entire trip?
  9. Grandfather
    family_16 The grandfather is three years older than an grandmother. The average age of the grandmother, the grandfather and their seven grandchildren is 28 years. The grandchildren have a total of 105 years. Calculate how old is grandfather.
  10. Candies
    bonbons_10 There are two types of candies in the store at 20 CZK/kg and 80 CZK/kg. How much will be cost a mix if we mix 22kg cheaper and 4kg more expensive candies?
  11. Oil tank and pipes
    oil_tank The underground oil tank can be filled by two oil pipelines. The first is filled in 72 hours and the second in 48 hours. How many hours from the moment when first pipeline began to fill the oil is it necessary to start filling it with the second to fill i
  12. Distance of numbers
    numbers2_17 Which number has the same distance from the numbers -5.65 and 7.25 on the numerical axis?
  13. Two rooms
    clean_1 Woman cleans the room in 30 minutes a man in 90 minutes. How long will take they clean two rooms?
  14. Coach
    hokej_4 Average age of 24 players and a coach of one team is 24 years. The average age of players without a coach is 23 years. How old is the coach?
  15. Pharmacy
    roztoky_3 The pharmacy add to 3 liters of 95-percent alcohol 5 liters of 38.04 percent alcohol. How many percent pharmacy got?
  16. Christmas trees
    vianocny_stromcek Salesman sold Christmas trees: spruce for € 22, pine for € 25 and fir for € 33. At the morning he had the same number of spruce, fir and pine. At the evening he had all the trees entirely sold for € 3,600. How many trees that day salesman sold?
  17. Kerosine and petrol
    kerosene if 4 litres of petrol containing 15% kerosine are added to another 7 litres of petrol containing 10% kerosine, what percentage of the petrol is kerosine?
  18. Mean
    avg A student food the mean of 50 items as 38.6. When checking the work he found that he had taken one item as 50 why it should correctly read as 40 in this circumstances. What should be the correct mean?
  19. Nuts
    orechy Peter has 49 nuts. Walnuts have 3 more than hazelnuts and hazelnut 2 over almonds. Determine the number of wallnuts, almonds and hazelnuts.
  20. Cleaners
    clean Milan would clean up the room for 2.5 hours, Eric would take 10 hours. How long they swept the room together?

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