Themes, topics - math word problems

  1. Bob and Bobek
    bob_a_bobek At 10h 20min runs Bobek from hat at average speed 12 km/h. At what time must run out Bob at speed 18 km/h to catch him 9 kilometers from the hat?
  2. Forth and back
    forth_and_back Car goes from point A to point B at speed 78 km/h and back at 82 km/h. If went there and back at speed 81 km/h journey would take five minutes less. What is the distance between points A and B?
  3. Dwarfs
    trpaslik Four dwarfs would prepare firewood for Snow White in580 minutes. After an hour and a half they recruit friends so that finished preparing the wood for 280 minutes. How many dwarfs they recruited?
  4. Car - road
    car Car started at 11:40 at speed 54 km/h from A and to B arrived at 12:20. Determine the distance A and B.
  5. Two cars 2
    2cars Two cars started from two positions 87 km distant at the same time in opposite directions at speeds 81 km/h and 75 km/h. What was the distance between them after 2 hours 50 minutes of driving.
  6. Passenger car and truck
    2cars From Kutna Hora left at 11:00 clock a truck at 60 km/h. At 12:30 behind him started passenger car at average speed 80 km/h. At what time and how far from Kutna Hora overtake a passenger car truck?
  7. Pedestrian and the cyclist
    cyklista_1 Pedestrian and cyclist went against each from the two cities that are distant 40 km. Pedestrian started 30 minutes before the cyclist and walk an average speed of 5 km/h. What speed went cyclist when met after 120 minutes from the start of the pedestrian?
  8. Two pipes
    2pipes One pipe fill one-fifth volume 20 minutes before by second one. The two pipes together will fill the tank in two hours. How long is will fill tank each pipe separately?
  9. Two trains meet
    train From A started at 7:15 express train at speed 85 km/h to B. From B started passenger train at 8:30 in the direction to A and at speed 55 km/h. The distance A and B is 386 1/4 km. At what time and at what distance from B the two trains meet?
  10. Cyclist vs car
    car2 Cyclist rode out of the city at 18 km/h. 1 hour 30 minutes behind him started car and caught up with the cyclist in 50 minutes. How fast was driving the car? Where (what kilometer) from the city car overtook a cyclist?
  11. Tangents construct
    tecna The circle k is given k (S; 2.5 cm) and an outer line p. Construct a tangent t of the circle that has with a line p angle 60°. How many solutions have the task?
  12. Sebastian
    cool From Kovalov Sebastian walks at 6 km / h started at 8:00 in the direction of Kuty. From Kuty, the godfather is driving at 50 km/h and started at 8:30. The distance is 24 km. When and where grandfather will take Sebastian to the car.
  13. Novak
    novakovci Novak needed to dig up three of the same pit in the garden. The first pit dug father alone for 15 hours. His second dig son helped him and it did that in six hours. The third pit dug son himself. How long it took him?
  14. Boots
    vysoke-cizmy Master shoemaker has three apprentices. First do one pair of boots for two days, second for 1 day, third on 1.5 day. If they worked together, for how long it would take made a couple of boots?
  15. Inscribed circle
    Su55k02_m10 Write the equation of a incircle of the triangle KLM if K [2,1], L [6,4], M [6,1].
  16. Banknotes
    ducat $ 1390 was collected. How much was in $20 notes and how many in $50 notes in that order? How many solutions exists?
  17. Cyclist
    cyklista Cyclist rode two-fifths of the way the first day. The second day drove 5 km less while traveled three-eighths of route. How many kilometers does he have to finish target?
  18. Outer contact of circles
    nakres_2z Construct a circle k1 (S1; 1.5 cm), k2 (S2; 2 cm), and K3 (S3; 2.5 cm) so that they are always two outer contact. Calculate the perimeter of the triangle S1S2S3.
  19. Trucks
    truck_big Truck take you the some amount of clay in 30 hours. Second truck in 40 hours. Trucks carted the clay away some time together then the second truck broke down and the first one completed the job in five hours. What time worked together?
  20. Welders
    svarec Welder do the job for six hours, the second one for 8 hours. How long do the job third welder if all together can do job in 2 hours?

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