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Portfoli

o of
Word
Problems
with
Solution


Gayam, Glydenne Glaire P.
Sabas, Mikhael Angelo A.




September 2013

Number-Related Word Problems
Easy
1. The product of a number and seven is forty-two. Find the number.



The number is 6.


2. A number increased by six is equal to eleven. What is the number?





The number is 5.

Number-Related Word Problems
Easy
3. The difference of ten and a number is negative eight. Find the number.





The number is 18.


Moderate
1. The sum of twice a number and three is seven. What is the number?







The number is 2.

Number-Related Word Problems
Moderate
2. One number is four less than 3 times another. If their sum is increased by five,
the result is 25. Find the numbers.


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When x=6, the first number is 6 and the second number is 14.
3. If twice the difference of a number and three were decreased by five, the result
would be three. Find the number.

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The number is 7.
Number-Related Word Problems
Difficult
1. The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 102. Find the largest number of
the three numbers.



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The even numbers are 32, 34 and 36. The largest number is 36.
2. One number is twice another. The sum of their reciprocals is 9/2. Find the two
numbers.

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The smaller number is 1/3 and the larger number is 2/3.

Number-Related Word Problems
Difficult
3. Two numbers differ by 9. The sum of their squares is 653. What are the
numbers?

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When x=-22, the numbers are -22 and -13. When x=13, the numbers are
13 and 22.

Age Word Problems
Moderate
1. Bill is six years older than Tom. Three years ago, Bills age was four times Toms
age. Find the age of each boy now.
3 Years Ago Now
Bill x+3 x+6
Tom x-3 x

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Toms age now is 5 years old and Bills age now is 11 years old.


Age Word Problems
Moderate
2. Fred is four years older than Barney. Five years ago, the sum of their ages was
forty-eight. How old are they now?
5 Years Ago Now
Fred b-1 b+4
Barney b-5 b


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Now, Barneys age is 27 years old and Freds age is 31 years old.

Age Word Problems
Moderate
3. Jack is twice as old as Lacy. In three years, the sum of their ages will be fifty-
four. How old are they now?
Now In Three Years
Lacy L L+3
Jack 2L 2L+3


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Now, Lacy is 16 years old while Jack is 32 years old.


Age Word Problems
Difficult
1. Dandy was born 6 years before Nuel. In 2000, Dandys age was 2 years more
than four times the age of Nuel in 1995. How old will Nuel be in 2010?
1995 2000 2010
Nuel n n+5 n+15
Dandy n+6 4n+2 n+21


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Nuels age in 2010 is 18 years old.


Age Word Problems
Difficult
2. Johns father is 5 times older than John and John is twice as old as his sister
Alice. In two years time, the sum of their ages will be 58. How old is John now?
Age now Age in 2 Years
Johns Father 5x 5x+2
John x x+2
Alice x x+2


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John is now 8 years old.


Age Word Problems
Difficult
3. Mrs. Canteno is 40 years old and her eldest daughter is 12 years old. When will
be the mother be twice as old as her eldest daughter?




Now X years from now
Mrs. Canteno 40 40+x
Eldest Daughter 12 12+x


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Mrs. Cantenos age in 16 years: 40+16 = 56 years old
Eldest daughters age in 16 years: 12+16 = 28 years old

After 16 years, Mrs. Cantenos age will be twice as her eldest daughter which is
56 years old and 28 years old.