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Dime and Nickel

Dime and Nickel Problemdime and nickel math problem

A parking meter coin slot receives dimes and nickels. When the meter box is emptied, there were 148 coins and a total of $10.65. How many dimes and how many nickels were there? Read more »

Movie Ticket Problem

Admission ticket to a motion picture theater were priced at $5 for adult and $3 for the student. 820 tickets were sold and the total receipts were $2860, how many of the each type of ticket were sold?

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Geometry Problem - Triangles

unsolved triangleThe longest side of a triangle is twice as long as the shortest side and 2 feet longer than the third side. If the perimeter of the triangle is 33 feet, what is the length of each side? Read more »

Algebra: Geometry Problem

Algebra: Geometry Problem

If the width of a rectangular field is 2 meters more than one-half of its length and its perimeter is 40 meters, what are the dimensions?

From the problem statement, we can derive the following representation:

    L = length of the field
    W = width of the field
    P = 2L + 2W


Algebra: Number Problem

Solved Problem: Number Problem 2
Find three consecutive even integers whose sum is 138.

Consecutive numbers are just the series of counting numbers. However, in this particular problem, the unknown consecutive numbers are restrictive to even numbers only. In this case, the numbers are incremented by 2. For instance, if the first even number is 60, the next two consecutive even numbers are 62 (from 60 + 2) and 64 (from 60 + 4).

From the problem statement above, the following representation can be derived as follows:

Let the following be the consecutive numbers

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