# Themes, topics - math word problems

1. MO-Z5-3-66 tiles
The picture shows a square tiles with side 10 dm which is composed of four identical small rectangles and squares. Circumference of small square is five times smaller than the circumference of the entire tile. Determine the dimensions of the rectangle.
2. King's birthday
To celebrate the king's birthday workers fire 1/5 all purchased rockets. To celebrate the Queen's birthday fire 1/6 of the remaining rockets and to celebrate the birthday of king's son remaining 15,000 rockets. How many rockets they purchased?
3. David number
Jana and David train the addition of the decimal numbers so that each of them will write a single number and these two numbers then add up. The last example was 11.11. David's number had the same number of digits before the decimal point, the Jane's numbe
4. Candy - MO
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
5. Potatoes
Daniela and Michael would jointly dug potatoes for 7.5 hours. But if Daniela was working alone she would take 2.5 hours more as if he were working with Michael. Determine how much for the work done by Michael himself and how much Daniela herself.
6. The swing
To swing the two girls. Aneta weight 45 kg and Simon 35 kg weight. How far should sit Simon from the middle of swing so it is balanced, if we know that Aneta is sitting at distance 1,5m? How far are girls sitting apart?
7. Mrak - cloud
It is given segment AB of length 12 cm, where one side of the square MRAK laid on it. MRAK's side length 2 cm shown. MRAK gradually flips along the line segment AB the point R leaves a paper trail. Draw the whole track of point R until square can do the
8. Three friends
Three friends squirrels together went to collect hazelnuts. Zrzecka he found more than twice Pizizubka and Ouska even three times more than Pizizubka. On the way home they talked while eating and was cracking her nuts. Pizizubka eaten half of all nuts wh
9. Octahedron - sum
On each wall of a regular octahedron is written one of the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, wherein on different sides are different numbers. For each wall John make the sum of the numbers written of three adjacent walls. Thus got eight sums, which also
10. Z9–I–1
In all nine fields of given shape to be filled natural numbers so that: • each of the numbers 2, 4, 6 and 8 is used at least once, • four of the inner square boxes containing the products of the numbers of adjacent cells of the outer square, • in the ci
11. MO SK/CZ Z9–I–3
John had the ball that rolled into the pool and it swam in the water. Its highest point was 2 cm above the surface. Diameter of circle that marked the water level on the surface of the ball was 8 cm. Determine the diameter of John ball.
12. Hot air balloon
The center of the balloon is at an altitude of 600 m above the ground (AGL). From habitat on earth is the center of the balloon to see in elevation angle 38°20' and the balloon is seen from the perspective of angle 1°16'. Calculate the diameter of the ba
13. Cruise liner
Cruise liner runs along the river between points A and B. The journey downstream takes 40 minutes 1 hour upriver. The flow rate of the river is 3 km/h. What is the speed of cruise liner?
14. Skiing meeting
On the skiing meeting came four friends from 4 world directions and led the next interview. Charles: "I did not come from the north or from the south." Mojmir "But I came from the south." Joseph: "I came from the north." Zdeno: "I come from the south."
15. Efficiency
What is the power output of kettle 2 kW with efficiency 90%?
16. Bicycle gears
The toothed wheel on the bicycle pedal has 40 teeth, the wheel on the rear wheel has only 16 teeth. How many times does the rear wheel turn if the pedals rotate 50 times?
17. Average speed
What is the average speed you have to move the way around the world in 80 days? (Path along the equator, round to km/h).
18. Tunnels
Mice had built an underground house consisting of chambers and tunnels: • each tunnel leading from the chamber to the chamber (none is blind) • from each chamber lead just three tunnels into three distinct chambers, • from each chamber mice can get to an
19. Three children
3 children eat 8 chocolates in 6 days. How many chocolates 6 children eat in 18 days?
20. Fluid
We have vessels containing 7 liters, 5 liters and 2 liters. Largest container is filled with fluid the others empty. Can you only by pouring get 5 liters and two 1 liter of fluid? How many pouring is needed?

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