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Exercises on Verbal Problems
1. Two cars traveled the same distance. Car A traveled at 50 km./h. and car B at 60 km./h.
It took car A 50 minutes longer to make the trip. How long did it take car B to make the
2. How much alcohol must be added to 50 gallons of a mixture of water and alcohol which is
85% alcohol to make a mixture which is 90% alcohol?
3. The length of a rectangle exceeds its width by 6 units. If each dimension were increased by 3
units, the area would be increased by 57 square units. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.
4. The numerator of a certain fraction is four less than the denominator. If the numerator is
doubled and the denominator diminished by two, the sum of the original fraction and the
new one is three. Find the original fraction.
5. The speed of a motorboat in still water is 16 mph. Find the speed of the river’s current if
the motorboat goes 5 miles downstream in the same time required going 3 miles upstream.
6. A picture of length 12 inches and width 9 inches is framed in wood. What is the uniform
width of the frame if the frame has an area of 162 square inches?
7. Susan is 9 years older than Euvi. Four years ago, the sum of their ages was 17 years. In how
many years will Euvi be 18 years of age?
8. A certain two digit number is equal to nine times the sum of the digits. If 63 were subtracted
from the number, the digits would be reversed. Find the number.
9. Raffy is twice as old as Lot. In two years, the sum of their ages will be five times as much
as Lot’s age was four years ago. How old is Raffy now?
10. The sum of the two angles of a triangle is equal to the third angle and the difference of the
two angles is equal to two-thirds the third angle. Find the measure of each angle.
11. If the units digit of a two-digit number is six more than then tens digit and the number is
eight more than twice the sum of the digits, what is the number?
12. Carlo, Clyde, and Marcky working together can do a job in 6 days. Carlo and Marcky can
do the job in 8 days. Clyde and Marcky can do the job in 9 days. Find how long it will take
each guy working alone to do the job.
13. Find two consecutive odd integers whose product exceeds three times their sum by 15.
14. The perimeter of a piece of cardboard is 34 inches. Squares measuring 2 inches on a side are
cut from each corner so that when the sides are folded up, the diagonal of the resulting box
has length 7 inches. What are the original dimensions of the cardboard?
15. The tens digit of a certain number is 4 more than the units digit. The sum of the squares of
the two digits is 26. Find the number.
16. Jake and Mark washed a car in 24 minutes. When they each washed the car alone, Jake took
20 minutes longer to do the job than Mark. How long did it take Mark to wash the car?
17. Truck A left a town for a city 10 kilometers away at 8:00 A.M. while Truck B left the city for
the town at 8:10 A.M. The two trucks traveled at the same constant speed and met on their
return trip at 9:20 A.M. If each used up thirty minutes to make deliveries before starting
their return trip, what time did Truck B arrive back at the city?

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