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Word Problems Easy

Below you will find 8 relatively easy word problems. Select the correct answers and press the answers button at the bottom of the page to obtain your score. A calculator or scrap paper may be used!

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   1. Leonardo arrives 12 minutes too late for the 14:12 train from Pisa to Milan. This train runs every hour at 12 minutes past the hour. How long must he wait for the next train?
  12 min
  24 min
  48 min
  60 min
   2. Leonardo buys 6 abacuses for € 52 each. He sells all 6 for a total of € 372. How much does Leonardo make per abacus?
  € 10,-
  € 12,-
  € 20,-
  € 60,-
   3. Leonardo wants to paint a wall that measures 5 by 3 m. A 2 litre can of white paint says that you need 1 litre of paint to paint 3 m2. How many cans must Leonardo at least buy to be able to paint the whole of the wall?
  4 jars
  6 jars
  3 jars
  2 jars
   4. A globe has been designed based on a scale of 1:15,000,000. The distance between two places is 9 cm on this globe. How large is the actual distance between these places?
  1.350 km
  135 km
  1.250 km
  13.500 km
   5. Leonardo earns € 15 an hour. He works 8 hours a day from Monday to Friday. He works 4 hours on Saturdays. How much does he earn a week?
  € 460,-
  € 520,-
  € 600,-
  € 660,-
   6. Leonardo wants to visit his parents who live on the other side of the forest. He can use a car and go by road or use a bicycle to cycle through the forest. The path through the forest up to his parents' house is 5 km. The road around the forest to his parents' house is 12 km long. Leonardo cycles at an average speed of 20 km/h. He drives at an average speed of 50 km/h when he uses a car. Which method will get him the fastest to his parent's house? If he uses a car or a bicycle?
  bicycle
  Car
  Both the same
  There is not enough information given to calculate this properly
   7. A car costs € 12,000. The price of the car is reduced by 25% when accessories are at least bought for a value of € 2990 when buying the car. The discount only applies to the car and not the accessories. Leonardo buys this car and € 3000 worth of accessories. What does he need to pay?
  € 11.250,-
  € 11.990,-
  € 12.000,-
  € 15.000,-
   8. Aristotle solves an equation in 3 minutes and 42 seconds. Pythagoras does this twice as fast. Leonardo needs 42 seconds more than Pythagoras. How much time does Leonardo need?
  2 min 30 sec
  2 min 31 sec
  2 min 32 sec
  2 min 33 sec