# Units - math word problems

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• Square vs rectangle
Square and rectangle have the same area contents. The length of the rectangle is 9 greater and width 6 less than side of the square. Calculate the side of a square.
• The rescue helicopter
The rescue helicopter is above the landing site at a height of 180m. The site of the rescue operation can be seen from here at a depth angle of 52° 40 '. How far will the helicopter land from the rescue site?
Grandfather have three barrels each with a capacity 2HL in the garden. How many times he can fill 10L can if two barrels are full and the third is filled with water to the half? How long it lasts water when irrigate the garden 125 liters a day?
• When will I be a millionaire?
Barry monthly send 280 euros to the bank, which he deposits bear interest of 2.1% p. A. Calculate how many months must Barry save to save 1000000 euros? Inflation, interest rate changes, or bank failures ignore.
• Scale of map
James travels one kilometer in 12 minutes. The route walked for half an hour measured on the map 5 cm. Calculate how many kilometers James walked for half an hour. Find the scale of the map.
• Round flowerbed
Around a round flowerbed with a diameter of 6 meters and I will make a sidewalk up to 0.5 meters wide. How much gravel is needed if the layer is to be 5 cm high?
• Cuprum
From 1600 mm long sheet of copper plate 2 mm thickness we have separated over the whole length the belt weighing 6000 g. Calculate belt width if 1 dm3 copper weighs 8.9 kg.
• Negative and postcard
The image on the negative has dimensions of 36x24 mm and is enlarged to a postcard format of 13.5x9 cm. In what proportion have the lengths increased? In what proportion has the image content increased?
Alaska is the largest state in the United States and has a surface area of approximately 588,000 square miles. Montana has a surface area that is approximately 25% of the surface area of Alaska. What is the approximate surface area of Montana?
The regular quadrangular pyramid has a base length of 6 cm and a side edge length of 9 centimeters. Calculate its volume and surface area.
• Calf
The weight of the calf meat obtained is 65% of the total weight of live calves. What was the weight of a calf from which 285 kg of meat was obtained?
• Discount
Ladies sweater was twice discounted. First by 8%, then by 8% of the new price. Its final price was 66 €. Determine the original price of the sweater.
• Runner
Peter ran a speed of 12.4 km / h. After 45 minutes running he had a hiatus. The track is 31 km long. How many kilometers he still to run if he still running at the same speed?
• Chimney and tree
Calculate the height of the factory chimney, which casts a shadow 6.5 m long in the afternoon. At the same time, a 6 m high tree standing near it casts a shadow 25 dm long.
Suzan reads a book. If she read half an hour a day, she would read it in nine days. How many minutes does he have to read a day if he wants to read it three days earlier?
• Iceberg
What is the surface area of 50 cm iceberg (in the shape of a cuboid) that can carry a man with luggage with a total weight of 120 kg?
• Two 2D shapes
Decide which shapes have more area:   (a) a square of 8cm side; or   (b) two rectangles with sides 5cm and 15cm? Write result as 1 or 2 (rectangles)
• Journey to school
On the way to school I went steady step. In the first half of the journey, I counted every second step, in the second half every third. How many steps I do when I went to school if I counted double step are 250 more than three steps?
• Wood planks
1 m3 of wood planks costs 179 EUR. How much will I pay for 11 planks measuring 6 cm, 10 cm and 6 m?
• 30-60-90
The longer leg of a 30°-60°-90° triangle measures 5. What is the length of the shorter leg?

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