Themes, topics - math word problems

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. Bus stop
    bus_5 Determine at what time the bus leaves from the bus stop outside the village, if you know that when you leave home at 8:00 and go at speed 3 km/h, you come to a stop 9 minutes after the departure of the bus, and when you go speed at 4 km/h, you come to th
  6. Master and apprentice
    painters_1 Master painted the roof in 3 hours and apprentice for 4 hours. How many of roof they painted in hour and how many in three quarters of an hour?
  7. Two monuments
    mapka The distance between two historical monuments on a map with a scale of 1: 500000 is 48 mm. Find the actual distance between these monuments in km.
  8. Machines 2
    machine_1 2 machines for 50 hours produces 2,000 products. How many machines need to buy to make in 30 hours 15,000 products?
  9. Workers 2
    delnik Worker dug the trench for 7 hours, another worker for 10 hours. They recruited to work even one worker more. Digging should be done for 2 hours. For how long would dig third worker alone?
  10. Two trains
    two-trains Two trains go at each other. First at speed 40 km/h and the second at speed 60 km/h. At what distance will be 30 minutes before they will meet?
  11. Two looms
    stav On two different looms with different performance can be make required quantity of textile in 6 hours when both work together. On the first machine this quantity of the textile can make in 10 hours. How long should take make same quantity of textile on a
  12. Two tributaries
    bazen_2 Two tributaries of the pool fill it in 10 hours. One of the tributaries would fill 15 hours. How long would fill the first tributary?
  13. Diagonal in rectangle
    q In that rectangle ABCD is the center of BC point E and point F is center of CD. Prove that the lines AE and AF divide diagonal BD into three equal parts.
  14. Bronze, tin and copper
    zvon Bronze is an alloy of tin and copper. An alloy of 10% tin and 90% copper is Gunmetal. If it contains 20% tin and 80% copper, it is bell metal. How many tons of molten bell metal and how many tons of copper is needed to make 100 tons of Gunmetal?
  15. Truck PRG-BA
    kamionka Truck driving on highway from Prague to Bratislava at average speed of 72 km/h. At the moment when the truck passes 54 kilometer from Prague passenger car departs from Prague which travel to Bratislava at speed 90 km/h. When and where (at waht highway k
  16. Truck and car
    smetiari At 6h45min the truck started at a speed of 36 km/h. At 7h30m behind it a passenger car. Find the average speed of passenger car if it will catch truck 72 km away from the factory.
  17. Distance between two cities
    car_8 Car went from A to B 4h. On the way back, the car was up 15km / h faster. The return trip took 48 minutes. Shorter than the way there. Find the distance of the cities A and B.
  18. Mr. Zucchini
    cuketa Mr. Zucchini had a rectangular garden whose perimeter is 28 meters. Content area of the garden filled just four square beds, whose dimensions in meters are expressed in whole numbers. Determine what size could have a garden. Find all the possibilities an
  19. Pumps A and B
    pump_2 Pump A fill the tank for 12 minutes, pump B for 24 minutes. How long will take to fill the tank if he is only three minutes works A and then both pumps A and B?
  20. Cyclist vs boat
    qm The cyclist wants to ride a short distance by boat, but when he stops at the pier, the boat does not pick up passengers yet and is preparing to leave. The cyclist decides that the boat will catch up at the next stop. The stop is 12km far along the water a

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