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midwoodPosted - 30 August 2008 17:25  Show Profile
Practice the following word problems.
The more you practice, the better you will become.

Word Problems

To get from point A to point B you must avoid walking through a pond. To avoid the pond, you must walk 34 meters south and 41 meters east. To the nearest meter, how many meters would be saved if it were possible to walk through the pond?

(a) 22
(c) 53
(d) 75

A baseball diamond is a square with sides of 90 feet. What is the shortest distance, to the nearest tenth of a foot, between first base and third base?

(a) 90.0
(b) 127.3
(c) 180.0
(d) 180.7
A suitcase measures 24 inches long and 18 inches high. What is the diagonal length of the suitcase to the nearest tenth of a foot?

(a) 2.5
(b) 2.9
(c) 26.5
(d) 30.0
In a computer catalog, a computer monitor is listed as being 19 inches. This distance is the diagonal distance across the screen. If the screen measures 10 inches in height, what is the actual width of the screen to the nearest inch?

(a) 10
(b) 14
(c) 16
(d) 19

Tanya runs diagonally across a rectangular field that has a length of 40 yards and a width of 30 yards, as shown in the diagram. What is the length of the diagonal, in yards, that Tanya runs?

(a) 50
(b) 60
(c) 70
(d) 80

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