Games
Problems
Go Pro!

Stair climber

Pro Problems > Math > Algebra > Equations > Word Problems > Linear
 

Stair climber

Nathan started at the bottom of the stairs and climbed n steps. After that he went down n - 4 steps, and was then 15 steps from the top of the stairs. How many steps are there?

Presentation mode
Problem by Mr. Twitchell

Solution

In order to make it feasible for teachers to use these problems in their classwork, no solutions are publicly visible, so students cannot simply look up the answers. If you would like to view the solutions to these problems, you must have a Virtual Classroom subscription.
Assign this problem
Click here to assign this problem to your students.

Similar Problems

Snake in the Grass

Two snakes started out the same length. The first snake grew five inches, and the second grew by half its own length. If the first snake is now two inches shorter than the second snake, what was the original length of the two snakes?

Square of a Sum

The sum of the squares of two positive numbers is 96 less than the square of the sum of the two numbers. If one number is two more than the other, what are the two numbers?

Single variable equation

A number, plus 5 more than that number, plus twice the sum of 5 and that number, is 43. What is the number?

Next Year

Next year, Martha will be three times as old as she was 17 years ago. How old is Martha now?

Three Numbers

I have a sheet of paper with three integers written on it. If I add them together, I have a sum of 38.

Two of the numbers differ by one. One of the three numbers is 11.

What is the largest possible integer that could be written on the paper?

Melting Snow

The day after a snowstorm, 25% of the snow that fell melted. Then there was another snowstorm in which twice as much snow fell as in the first storm. Then 25% of the total remaining snow on the ground melted, leaving 33 inches. How much snow fell in the first storm?

Three Numbers

I'm thinking of three numbers. The second number is fourteen more than the first number, and the third number is twice the second number. If the first number is subtracted from the third, the result is 44. What is the third number?

Adding It Up

The sum of a number and five more than that number is 47.  What is the number?

A Third of a Fourth

Half of a third of a number is decreased by six, and a third of a fourth of the result is increased by ten. One fifth of the result is 17. What is the original number?

Find the Number

The sum of a number and twice that number is 20% more than the result would have been if the number had been increased by 12 and then doubled. What is the number?

Moving Christmas, Giant Roller Coaster, Yards and Feet, White Board Markers, Finding X, Arithmetic Operation Word Problem, Until New Years Day

Understanding Coronavirus Spread

A Question and Answer session with Professor Puzzler about the math behind infection spread.

Blogs on This Site

Reviews and book lists - books we love!
The site administrator fields questions from visitors.
Like us on Facebook to get updates about new resources
Home
Pro Membership
About
Privacy