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## Expressing Numbers Word Problems Worksheet with Answers

Question 1:

It takes 8 hours for Nikel to oil the lanes in a bowling alley. Stephen has oiled the same lanes in 9 hours. Find out the time it would take if they both oil the lanes together?

## Solution:

Let z be the number of hours for Stephen and Nikel to complete the job together

As given in the question,

It takes 8 hours for Nikel to oil the lanes in a bowling alley

For 1 hour, Nickel completes 1/8th part to oil the lane

Also given,

Stephen has oiled the same lanes in 9 hours

For 1 hour, Stephen completes 1/9th part to oil the lane

If both work together, they can complete the work for 1 hour is [1/8 + 1/9]z = 1

1/8z + 1/9z = 1

72[1/8z + 1/9z] = 1.72

9z + 8z = 72

17z = 72

Divide the equation with 17, we get

17z/17 = 72/17

z = 4.24 hours

Therefore, it takes 4.24 hours to complete the job when working together.

Question 2:

Four times a number increased by two is equal to thirty. What is the number?

## Solution:

Let the number be x

As given in the question,

Four times a number increased by two is equal to thirty, we get the equation as

4x + 2 = 30

4x = 30 – 2

4x = 28

x = 7

Substitute the x value in the above equation of 4x + 2 = 30

4(7) + 2 = 30

28 + 2 = 30

Therefore, the number which is four times a number increased by two is equal to thirty is 30

Question 3:

The sum of two numbers is 30 and one number is two times the other number. Find the numbers?

## Solution:

Let the two numbers be x and y

As given in the question,

The sum of two numbers is 30, we get

x + y = 30

Also given, one number is two times the other number, we get

x = 2y which is x-2y = 0

Substitute both the equations

x + y = 30 and x – 2y = 0

2y + y = 30

3y = 30

y = 10

Substitute the value of y = 10 in the above equation of x + y = 30, we get

x + 10 = 30

x = 20

Therefore, the numbers are 20 and 10

Question 4:

A football team played sixteen games and won four more games than it lost. How man times did the team win?

## Solution:

Let x be the number of games won

16 – x = Games lost

As given in the question,

A football team played sixteen games and won four more games than it lost, we get

x = (16-x) + 4

2x = 20

x = 10

Games lost = 16 – 10 = 6

Therefore, he won 10 games and lost 6 games

Question 5:

Fifty five pecans are placed into two buckets such that one bucket has fifteen more pecans than other. Find the number of pecans present in each bucket?

## Solution:

Let both the buckets be x and y respectively

As given in the question,

Fifty five pecans are placed into two buckets such that one bucket has fifteen more pecans than other

x + y = 55

x = y + 15

By solving both the equations, we get

y + 15 + y = 55

2y = 55 – 15

2y = 40

y = 20

Substitute the value of y = 20 in the equation x = y + 15

x = 20 + 15

x = 35

Therefore, the number of pecans present in each bucket are 35 and 20

Question 6:

The sum of three consecutive numbers is thirty nine. Find the numbers?

## Solution:

Let the numbers be x, y, z

x + y + z = 39

y = x + 1

z = y + 1

By solving the equations, we get

x + (x + 1) + (y+1) = 39

x + (x + 1) + (x + 1) + 1 = 39

x + x + 1 + x + 1 + 1 = 39

3x + 3 = 39

3x = 36

x = 36/3

x = 12

Substitute the vaue of x = 12 in the above equation y = x + 1

y = 12 + 1

y = 13

Substitute the values x = 12, y = 13 in the above equation z = y + 1

z = 13 + 1

z = 14

Therefore, the numbers are 12, 13, 14

Question 7:

Find two numbers whose sum is twenty-five and whose difference is eleven.

## Solution:

Let the numbers are x and y

As given in the question,

The sum of two numbers is twenty-five, we get the equation as

x + y = 25

The difference of two numbers is eleven

x – y = 11

Solve both the equations

x + y = 25 and x – y =11

x = 11 + y

Substitute the value x = 11 + y in the equation is x + y = 25

11 + y + y = 25

11 + 2y = 25

2y = 25 – 11

2y = 14

y = 7

Substitute the value of y = 7 in the equation x = 11 + y

x = 11 + 7

x = 18

Therefore, the two numbers are 18 and 7 whose sum is twenty-five and whose difference is eleven

Question 8:

Five less than three times a number is nineteen. Find the number?

## Solution:

Let the number be x

As given in the question,

Five less than three times a number is nineteen, we get the equation as

3x – 5 = 19

Add 5 on both the sides

3x – 5 + 5 = 19 + 5

3x = 24

Divide the equation by 3, we get

3x/3 = 24/3

x = 8

Therefore, the number which is five less than three times a number is nineteen is 8

Question 9:

Seven more than a number is six less than three times the same number. Find the number?

## Solution:

Let the number be x

As given in the question,

Seven more than a number is six less than three times the same number, we get the equation as

2x + 17 = 3x – 6

Add -2x on both the sides

2x + 17 – 2x = 3x – 6 – 2x

7 = x – 6

Add 6 on both the sides

7 + 6 = x – 6 + 6

13 = x

Therefore, Seven more than a number is six less than three times the same number is 13

Question 10:

The sum of the digits of a two-digit counting number is 5. When the digits are reversed, the number is greater than the original number. What was the original number?

## Solution:

Let u be the units digit

t be the tens digit

As given in the question,

The sum of the digits of a two-digit counting number is 5

The number = 10t + u

The reversed number = 10u + t

u + t = 5

10u + t = 9 + 10t + u

u – t = 1

Now substitute both the equations, u + t = 5 and u – t =1

2u = 6

Divide the equation by 2

u = 3

Substitute the value of u=3 in the equation u + t = 5

3 + t = 5

t = 2

Therefore, the original number is 32

Question 11:

The larger of two numbers is 4 more than the smaller. Twice the larger added to the smaller equal 86. Find the two numbers?

## Solution:

Let the numbers be x and y where x >y

As given in the question,

The larger of two numbers is 4 more than the smaller

x = y + 4

Twice the larger added to the smaller equal 86

2x + y = 86

Solve both the equations

2(y+4) + y = 86

2y + 8 + y = 86

3y = 86-8

3y = 78

y = 78/3

y = 26

Substitute the value of y = 26 in the equation x = y + 4

x = 26 + 4

x = 30

The two numbers are 26 and 30

Question 12:

The distance between sun and earth is 1496 * 10^{11} and the distance between earth and moon is 384000000 m. During a solar eclipse, the moon comes in between the earth and the sun. At that time what is the distance between moon and sun?

## Solution:

The number that is written as (m * 10^{n}) is said to be in standard form if m is a decimal number such that 1≤m≤10 and n is either a positive or negative integer.

As given in the question,

The distance between moon and the sum = [1496 * 10^{11}] – [384000000]

(1.496 * 10^{8} * 10^{3} – 384 * 10^{8}

10^{8} (1496 * 1000) – 3.84

10^{8} (1496 – 3.84)

10^{8} (1492.16)

=1492.16 * 10^{8}

Therefore, the final integer is 1492.16 * 108

Question 13:

In how many ways can 48 be expressed as a product of 2 positive integers?

## Solution:

As given in the question,

48 can be expressed as a product of 2 positive integers

The number of ways 48 can be expressed as

1 * 48

2 * 24

3 * 16

4 * 12

6 * 8

Therefore, the number of factors is 10 and the number of ways is 5

Question 14:

In how many ways can 36 expressed as a product of 2 distinct positive numbers?

## Solution:

As given in the question,

36 can be expressed as a product of two integers

1 * 36

2 * 18

3 * 12

4 * 9

Therefore, the number of ways of expressing 3 as a product of 2 distinct positive numbers are 4

Question 15:

Express a number “1,000,000” in Index Form?

## Solution:

To express the number “1,000,000” in the index form

10 * 10 * 10 * 10 * 10 * 10 = 10^{6}

Therefore, the index form of 1,000,000 is 10^{6}