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Grade 8 - Mathematics
1.12 Real Numbers Word Problems

Directions: Solve the following word problems. Create and solve four more word problems involving real numbers.
Q 1: Adam aged 50 years, has a daughter Sue of age 20 years. How many years ago was the age of Adam three times that of his daughter.
3 years ago
6 years ago
5 years ago

Q 2: One third of a certain quantity exceeds one seventh of that quantity by 16. Find the quantity.

Q 3: Jack left 1/3 of his property to his son, 1/4 to his daughter and the remaining to his wife, if the wife's share was $40,000/-. Find the total value of his property.
$ 96,000
$ 106,000
$ 46,000

Q 4: In a two digit number, the unit is 5 less than the ten's digit. The whole number is 8 times the sum of the digits find the number.

Q 5: In a stream whose current flows at the speed of 3 miles/hr., a man rowed upstream and returned to his starting point in 6.25 hrs. If the man rows at a speed of 5 miles/hrs., in still water, how long did he row upstream.
4 hrs.
5 hrs.
6 hrs.

Q 6: If a number is tripled and 16 is added to it, the result is equal to 40. Find the number.

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