# Units - math word problems

1. A koala
A koala lives to be 14 years old in the wild. How much longer will a 2 year old koala probably live?
2. The Mayflower
The Mayflower traveled for 66 days on the trip from England to America. The weather was storming for many days of their trip. If one and a half of the days at Sea where Sunny with good weather, 1/6 of the days were sunny but very windy and the other days
3. Three points
Three points A (-3;-5) B (9;-10) and C (2;k) . AB=AC What is value of k?
4. Trees in alley
There are four trees in the alley between which the distances are 35m, 15m and 95m. Trees must be laid in the spaces so that the distance is the same and the maximum. How many trees will they put in and what will be the distance between them?
5. Loss
A bookstore purchased from a publisher the biography of a well-known politician for R15 per copy, but sales have been very poor. The manager has decided to mark the copies down to R12 each to make a quick sale. Calculate the loss on each book as a percent
6. Soup from canteen
For how many people is 90 liters of soup enough if we assume 3/8 liter of soup per person in the canteen?
Cris had 15000 . He spent 1/3 of his money on a table and the remaining on 5 similar chairs that cost the same. How much did one chair cost?
8. Paper box
Calculate whether 11 dm² of paper is sufficient for gluing a box without a lid with bottom dimensions of 2 dm and 15 cm and 12 cm high. Write result as: 0 = No, 1 = Yes
9. Center of line segment
Calculate the distance of the point X [1,3] from the center of the line segment x = 2-6t, y = 1-4t ; t is .
10. Inlet and outlet
The pool has a capacity of 50 hl. The inlet pipe flows in 1 minute 1.25 hl, and the waste pipe outlet is draining the full pool in 50 minutes. How long will take the empty the full pool when both the inlet and outlet are opened at the same time?
11. Hectares
The tractor plows the first day of 4.5ha, the second day 6.3ha and the third day 5.4ha. It worked whole hours a day, and its hourly performance did not change and was the highest of the possible. How many hectares did it plow in one hour (what is it perfo
12. The sales
The sales tax rate is 4.447​% for the city and 4​% for the state. Find the total amount paid for 2 boxes of chocolates at ​\$17.96 each.
13. Each chair
Each chair costs twice less than two tables. One table costs 720 Czech crowns. How many crowns are the table and 4 chairs?
14. The third
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?
15. Two ships
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.
16. Soldier
An experienced soldier digs a good trench in 30 hours. Two soldiers dug the same trench each 40 hours. How many hours will the ditch dig all three together?
17. Construct
Construct a triangle ABC inscribed circle has a radius r = 2 cm, the angle alpha = 50 degrees = 8 cm. Make a sketch, analysis, construction and description.
18. Cylindrical tank 2
If a cylindrical tank with volume is used 12320cm raised to the power of 3 and base 28cm is used to store water. How many liters of water can it hold?
19. Reservoir 3
How many cubic feet of water is stored in the reservoir that has a length of 200 feet, a width of 100 feet, an overflow depth of 32 feet, and a current water level of 24 feet?
20. Distance problem 2
A=(x,2x) B=(2x,1) Distance AB=√2, find value of x

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