

Algebra Made Meaningful








Word Problem Examples (ConstantRate)








1

Gasoline Tank




The gasoline tank will hold 20 gallons. How much will it cost to fill an empty tank with fuel that
costs $2.00 per gallon?


2

Dividing Oil




Five gallons of oil could be divided into how many pint jars?


3

Passing Exam




Usually, 3 out of 4 students pass the math placement exam. If 60 students take the exam, about how
many do we expect to pass?


4

Fabric Purchase




If you have $18 dollars to purchase fabric at a price of 4
dollars per yard, how many inches can you buy?


5

Painting Job




The painter took 2 hour and 30 minutes to finish the job. How much did he earn if he gets paid $10
per hour?


6

Soup Recipe




The soup recipe calls for 2 cups of water for 3 cups of mixed
vegetables. How many cups of mixed
vegetables should be added to 12 cups of water?


7

Patio Tiles




The mason used 8 tiles per square foot to cover a patio 12 ft
wide and 20 ft long. How many tiles
did he use?


8

Distance Runner




The long distance runner covers about 5 meters per second. How many minutes does it take to run 3
kilometers?


9

Flying Jet




How far can a jet fly in 2 hours if it travels 12 miles every 3
minutes?


10

Electrical Consumption




If the electrical device uses 4 kilowatts per hour. How many hours will it take to use 12
kilowatts?


11

Concert Attendance




Only 30 percent of the total class will attend the concert. How many concert tickets do we purchase if
the total number of students in the class is 40?


12

Discount Price




If a discount is 20% of the marked price, how much do you need to
pay for a pair of shoes with a $30.00 marked price.


13

Wholesale Markup




If the store marks up the wholesale price by 10%, what was that
wholesale price if the retail cost is $55.00?


14

Inclined Ramp




If the slope of an inclined ramp increases in height by 2 ft for
every 3 ft along the ground, how far is the base of the ramp from a 10 foot
platform?




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