Units - math word problems

  1. A clock
    clocks2_19 A clock was set right at 6:00 AM. If it gains 3 1/2 minutes per hour, what time will it show at 6:00 PM on the same day? Show your solution
  2. Three machines
    rozvrh_1 The power of the three machines is 2: 3: 5. Two most powerful machines produce 400 parts per hour. How many components make all three machines in 3 hours?
  3. The room
    malovka_5 The room has a cuboid shape with dimensions: length 50m and width 60dm and height 300cm. Calculate how much this room will cost paint (floor is not painted) if the window and door area is 15% of the total area and 1m2 cost 15 euro.
  4. Vehicle tank
    fuel_pump2 A vehicle tank was 3/5 full of petrol. When 21 liters of fuel was added it was 5/6 full. How many liters of petrol can the tank hold?
  5. Ten cashiers
    pokladna Ten cashiers are open at Tesco. Customers wait an average of 15 minutes. How many other cashiers have to open to reduce the waiting time by 4 minutes?
  6. Three pumps
    pumps_5 We are filling the pool. The first pump would be filled in 12 hours, the second pump in 15 hours. If all three pumps were running at the same time, it would fill the pool for 4 hours. How long would the pool fill only with the third pump?
  7. Square prism
    lichob_2 Calculate the volume of a foursided prism 2 dm high, the base is a trapezoid with bases 12 cm, 6 cm, height of 4 cm and 5 cm long arms.
  8. Lumberjacks
    stromy_17 Fifteen lumberjacks would take 12 days to destroy the broken trees. How many days would this work require if 5 workers added to it after 4 days?
  9. Two cities
    cyclist_37 The distance between cities A and B is 132 km. At 9.00 am, the cyclist started the bike at an average speed of 24 km/h, and at 10.00 h started from the B cyclist at an average speed of 30 km/h. How long and far from A will they both meet?
  10. Volume and body diagonal
    kvader11_11 Calculate how much the volume and body diagonal of the cuboid decrease if we reduce each of its three edges a, b, c by 18%?
  11. The cruise ship
    ship_3 The cruise ship has a speed of 12 km / h at a calm surface. When we sail 45 km along the river and 45 km back, it took us exactly 8 hours. Which (constant) speed of flow of the river?
  12. Base of house
    domcek_4 Calculate the volume of the bases of a square house, if the base depth is 1.2 m, the width is 40 cm and their outer circumference is 40.7 m.
  13. Electric energy
    bulb _3 There are 875 identical light bulbs in the sports hall lighting for 2 hours. How long does the same amount of electricity consume 100 such bulbs?
  14. Quadrangular pyramid
    jehlan_4b_obdelnik_1 Given is a regular quadrangular pyramid with a square base. The body height is 30 cm and volume V = 1000 cm³. Calculate its side a and its surface area.
  15. 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 tak
  16. Three pumps
    watertank_2 The water tank is emptied with the first pump in 6 hours, with the second pump in 2 hours. In order to be emptied in 1 hour, all three pumps had to be started at once. How long will take tank be emptied by only the third pump?
  17. Cube into sphere
    cube_sphere_in The cube has brushed a sphere as large as possible. Determine how much percent was the waste.
  18. The tank
    nadrz_15 The tank is full up to 4/5 of the total height and contains 240 hl of water. The area of the base is 6 square meters. What is the height of the tank?
  19. Saving 9
    penize_40 An amount if $ 2000 is invested at an interest of 5% per month. if $ 200 is added at the beginning of each successive month but no withdrawals. Give an expression for the value accumulated after n months. After how many months will the amount have accumula
  20. Father and sons
    family_7 After15 years will father many years as his two sons together now. There is a six-year difference between the brothers, and the older one celebrated fifty years three years ago. How old is their father now?

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