Units - math word problems

  1. Bob traveled
    house_3 Bob traveled 20 meters to Dave's house. He arrived in 3 minutes. What was his average speed for the trip.
  2. Body diagonal
    cube_diagonals_2 Calculate the cube volume, whose body diagonal size is 75 dm. Draw a picture and highlight the body diagonal.
  3. Rectangular trapezoid
    right-trapezium-figure The ABCD rectangular trapezoid with the AB and CD bases is divided by the diagonal AC into two equilateral rectangular triangles. The length of the diagonal AC is 62cm. Calculate trapezium area in cm square and calculate how many differs perimeters of the
  4. The aquarium
    akvarko_17 The aquarium has a capacity of 18 liters. What is its height when the square bottom is 8 2/3 cm long?
  5. Degrees Fahrenheit
    teplomer_16 ? The equation above shows how temperature F, measured in degrees Fahrenheit, relates to a temperature C, measured in degrees Celsius. Based on the equation, which of the following must be true? I. A temperature increase of 1 degree Fahrenheit is equi
  6. A report
    work_4 Maricris can type a committee report in 5 hours. Jane helped Maricris and together they finished the report in 3 hours. How long would it take Jane to complete the report she had worked alone?
  7. RT - inscribed circle
    rt_incircle In a rectangular triangle has sides lengths> a = 30cm, b = 12.5cm. The right angle is at the vertex C. Calculate the radius of the inscribed circle.
  8. A car
    car_31 A car weighing 1.05 tonnes driving at the maximum allowed speed in the village (50 km/h) hit a solid concrete bulkhead. Calculate height it would have to fall on the concrete surface to make the impact intensity the same as in the first case!
  9. Free fall
    volny_pad_2_ap The free fall body has gone 10m in the last 0.5s. Find the body speed at the moment of impact.
  10. On the 4
    water_12 On the way to playing disc golf with his two boys, Mr. Smith purchases 3 muffins and 2 bottles of water, totaling $9.75. The following week he only has Asher with him, so he purchases 2 muffins and 1 bottle of water totalling $6.00. What is the cost of o
  11. Home cleaning
    bleach Mr. Smith is cleaning up a big mess at home. In the closet, he finds a solution that is 5% bleach, and another stronger solution that is 20% bleach. For this particular job, he needs 600mL of 15% bleach. How much of each type (to the nearest mL) should he
  12. Dirty road
    car_30 Mr. Smith is on a road trip to a remote disc golf course 180km away. He travels part of the way at 100km/h along the highway, and part of the way at 50km/h along dirt roads. If it took 2 hours to get there, how many hours did he spend on dirt roads?
  13. Ladder
    rebrik33_4 Adam placed the ladder of the house, the upper end reaching to the window at the height of 3.6m, and the lower end standing on level ground and was distant from a wall of 1.5m. What is the length of the ladder?
  14. Gold horseshoe
    podkova Calculate the volume of a gold horseshoe that weighs 750g.
  15. A man 2
    penize_49 A man divides $10,000 into two investments, one at 10% and the other at 30%. Find how much is invested at each rate so that the two investments produce the same income annually.
  16. Right isosceles triangle
    euclid_theorem_1 Right isosceles triangle has an altitude x drawn from the right angle to the hypotenuse dividing it into 2 equal segments. The length of one segment is 5 cm. What is the area of the triangle?
  17. The garden
    zahrada_6 The garden has the shape of a rectangular trapezium. The bases have lengths of 27 meters and 36 meters, the trapezoid's height is 12 meters. Calculate how much fence will cost this garden if one meter costs 1.5 €?
  18. The mast
    geodet_1 The top of the pole we see at an angle of 45°. If we approach the pole by 10 m, we see the top of the pole at an angle of 60°. What is the height of the pole?
  19. Motorcyclist
    motorbike_3 From Trutnov, the motorcyclist started at an average speed of 60km/hour. At 12.30hrs the passenger car was started at a speed of 80km/hour. How many hours and at what distance from Trutnov will car catch a motorcycle?
  20. Pound2kilos
    vaha_19 How many pounds make 1 kilograms?

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