## Word Problem Resources

An 87-inch length of ribbon is to be cut into three pieces. The longest piece is to be 38 inches longer than the shortest piece, and the third piece is to be half the length of the longest piece....

A field hockey tournament is to be held in Yellowknife, NWT. According to regulations, the field is 25 yds by 100 yds. For officials, support groups and team members, a uniform rectangular strip of...

there are ships departing points A & B, thousands of miles apart. If the ships depart each hour for 12 hours, how often will ships pass eachother?  Presumably, the first ship from...

Leila , Chris, and Kevin sent a total of 130 text messages over their cell phones during the weekend. Kevin sent 3 times as many messages as Chris. Chris sent 5 fewer messages than Leila. How many...

There is a fisherman that sells fish smaller than 12 inches in length for \$3, anything that is 12 inches or longer is \$6.  His local fishing laws will not let him catch fish smaller than 6 inches...

There were 26 nickels, dimes, and quarters in all, and their value was \$2.25. How many coins of each type were there if there were 10 times as many nickels as quarters?   I've gotten...

There were 26 nickels, dimes, and quarters in all, and their value was \$2.25. How many coins of each type were there if there were 10 times as many nickels as quarters?   I've gotten...

I have worked it out where I have gotten as far as 2a^2- 6a. factor out 2a leaves me with 0=2a(a-3) should my answer for the word problem be 3? If I continue, would I get a=1 which does not work...