MATH WORD PROBLEMS - NUMBER OF SOLVED EXAMPLES AND EXERCISES.

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Here, we deal with the Word Problems
involving Quadratic Equations.

The knowledge of

Quadratic Equations

and

Quadratic Formula

is a prerequisite here.

There, we explained solving of
the Quadratic Equations by Factoring
and by Quadratic formula respectively
with a number of solved Examples.

Here, a number of math word problems are worked out.

Several math word problems are given
for practice in exercise with answers.

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Example 1:

Solve the Following Math Word Problem.

The product of two consecutive odd integers is 899. Find them.

Solution to Example 1 of Math Word Problems :

We know, two consecutive odd integers differ by 2.
Let the two consecutive odd integers be (x - 2) and x.
By data, their product = 899 ⇒ (x - 2)x = 899 ⇒ x2 - 2x - 899 = 0
Comparing this equation with ax2 + bx + c = 0, we get
a = 1, b = -2 and c = -899
We know by Quadratic Formula, x = {-b ± √(b2 - 4ac)}⁄2a
Applying this Quadratic Formula here, we get
x = {-b ± √(b2 - 4ac)}⁄2a
= [-(-2) ± √{ (-2)2 - 4(1)( -899)}]⁄2(1)= [2 ± √{ 4 + 4(1)(899)}]⁄2 = [2 ± √{4(1 + 899)}]⁄2
= [2 ± √{4(900)}]⁄2 = [2 ± 2(30)}]⁄2 = 1±30 = 1+30 or 1-30 = 31 or -29 The two consecutive odd integers are (x - 2) and x.
When x. = 31, the required integers are 31 - 2 and 31 i.e. 29 and 31. Ans.
When x. = -29, the required integers are -29 - 2 and -29 i.e. -31 and -29. Ans.

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Example 2 of Math Word Problems

Solve the Following Math Word Problem.

Find the number which is less than its square by 182.

Solution to Example 2 of Math Word Problems :

Let the required number be x. Then, by data, it is less than its square by 182. ⇒ x = x2 - 182 ⇒ x2 - x - 182 = 0
Comparing this equation with ax2 + bx + c = 0, we get
a = 1, b = -1 and c = -182
We know by Quadratic Formula, x = {-b ± √(b2 - 4ac)}⁄2a
Applying this Quadratic Formula here, we get
x = {-b ± √(b2 - 4ac)}⁄2a
= [-(-1) ± √{ (-1)2 - 4(1)( -182)}]⁄2(1)= [1 ± √{ 1 + 4(1)(182)}]⁄2 = [1 ± √{(1 + 728)}]⁄2
= [1 ± √{729}]⁄2 = [1 ± 27]⁄2 = (1 + 27)⁄2, (1 - 27)⁄2 = (28)⁄2, (- 26)⁄2 = 14, -13
Thus, the number which is less than its square by 182 is 14 or -13. Ans.

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Example 3 of Math Word Problems

Solve the Following Math Word Problem.

The sum of the squares of two odd integers is 202. Find them.

Solution to Example 3 :

We know, two consecutive odd integers differ by 2.
Let the two consecutive odd integers be (x - 2) and x.
By data, the sum of their squares = 202 ⇒ (x - 2)2 + x2 = 202
x2 - 4x + 4 + x2 = 202 ⇒ 2x2 - 4x + 4 = 202 ⇒ x2 - 2x + 2 = 101 ⇒ x2 - 2x - 99 = 0Comparing this equation with ax2 + bx + c = 0, we get
a = 1, b = -2 and c = -99
We know by Quadratic Formula, x = {-b ± √(b2 - 4ac)}⁄2a
Applying this Quadratic Formula here, we get
x = {-b ± √(b2 - 4ac)}⁄2a
= [-(-2) ± √{ (-2)2 - 4(1)( -99)}]⁄2(1)= [2 ± √{ 4 + 4(1)(99)}]⁄2 = [2 ± √{4(1 + 99)}]⁄2
= [2 ± √{4(100)}]⁄2 = [2 ± 2(10)}]⁄2 = 1±10 = 1+10 or 1-10 = 11 or -9 The two consecutive odd integers are (x - 2) and x.
When x. = 11, the required integers are 11 - 2 and 11 i.e. 9 and 11. Ans.
When x. = -9, the required integers are -9 - 2 and -9 i.e. -11 and -9. Ans.









More Examples of Word Problems

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More Examples of Math Word Problems.

Set 2 of Quadratic Word Problems

Set 3 of Quadratic Word Problems

Exercise :

  1. The product of two cosecutive integers is 812. Find them.
  2. Thedifference of two numbers is 6 and their product is 391. Find them.
  3. Twice the square of a number exceeds 4 times the number by 240. Find it.

For Answers See at the bottom of the Page.

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Anwers to Exercie :

  1. 28, 29, -29, -28
  2. 17, 23, -23, -17
  3. 12 or -10