Unit conversion + equation - math problems

Number of problems found: 65

  • 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.
  • Train delay
    trains_1 Due to a breakdown, the train lost 16 minutes of standing on the track behind Brno. He "eliminated" this delay so that after the start, the 80 km long section went at a speed 10 km/h higher than originally planned. What speed was it and what was it suppos
  • Beer tapping
    beers When checking compliance with the beer tapping, it was found that 60% of the offered beers were underfilled. The others were fine. Thus, instead of 0.5 l, the volume was 4.4 dcl on average. What was the volume of one average underfilled beer?
  • Two trains
    trains_1 The train runs at speed v1 = 72 km/h. The passenger, sitting in the train, observed that a train long l = 75m in 3 s passed on the other track in the opposite direction. Calculate the speed of this train.
  • Nutballs
    oriesky The dough for nutballs contains, among other things, two basic raw materials: flour and nuts in a ratio of 2:1. How much flour and how many nuts are needed for 1 kg of dough if "other" is 100g?
  • Angled cyclist turn
    cyclistTurn The cyclist passes through a curve with a radius of 20 m at 25 km/h. How much angle does it have to bend from the vertical inward to the turn?
  • Cheetah vs antelope
    motion2 When the cheetah began chasing the antelope, the distance between them was 120 meters. Although the antelope was running at 72km/h, the cheetah caught up with it in 12 seconds. What speed was the cheetah running?
  • Accelerated motion - mechanics
    dodavka The delivery truck with a total weight of 3.6 t accelerates from 76km/h to 130km/h in the 0.286 km long way. How much was the force needed to achieve this acceleration?
  • An investment
    exp_growth2 How long will it take for an investment to double at a simple interest rate of 5.10% p. A. ? Express the answer in years and months, rounded up to the next month.
  • Wood dividing
    meter_23 Which equation calculates the number of 1/3-foot pieces that can be cut from a piece of wood that is 7 feet long?
  • Cranberries
    vaha_22 They brought 65 kg of dried cranberries to the packing house. They made 150-gram and 200-gram packages from them. How many kilograms of cranberries did they use for the smaller 200 packages? How many 200 gram packages were there?
  • Grandmother
    car_33 Mom walked out to visit her grandmother in a neighboring village 5km away and moved at a speed of 4km/h. An hour later, father drove down the same road at an average speed of 64km/h. 1) How long will take to catch mom die? 2) What is the approximate dista
  • Granules
    dog_2 Katy had two dogs. The first one ate a pack of granules a week and the other two times longer. Katka bought them two bags of granules. How long does it last for both dogs?
  • Mushrooms
    huby_5 Grandfather gathered fresh mushrooms. The fifth was wormwood, and it was thrown away, the other dried up. He obtained 720 grams of dried mushrooms. How many kilograms did the grandfather collect, and by drying the mushrooms they lost 75% of their weight?
  • Two trains
    rjet Through the bridge, long l = 240m, the train passes through the constant speed at time t1 = 21s. A train running along the traffic lights at the edge of the bridge passes the same speed at t2 = 9s. a) What speed v did the train go? b) How long did it take
  • One kilogram
    jablka_19 The apple weighs 125 grams and half apple. How many apples weigh 1 kilogram?
  • Two ships
    ship_6 The distance from A to B is 300km. At 7 am started from A to B a ferry with speed higher by 20 km/h than a ship that leaves at 8 o'clock from B to A. Both met at 10h 24min. Determine how far they will meet from A and when they reach the destination.
  • The third
    meter_16 The one-third rod is blue, one-half of the rod is red, the rest of the rod is white and measures 8 cm. How long is the whole rod?
  • Wiring 2
    cu_wire_3 Willie cut a piece of wire that was 3/8 of the total length of the wire. He cut another piece that was 9m long. The two pieces together were one half of the total length of the wire. How long was the wire before he cut it?
  • Car driver
    cars_26 The car driver is in town A and is scheduled to be in town B at a specified hour. If it travels at an average speed of 50km/h, it will arrive in city B 30 minutes later. But if he travels at an average speed of 70km/h, he would arrive half an hour earlier

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