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 Question 482746: A boat travels 30 miles in 2 hours. How can you find the average speed of the boat in miles per hour? (explain in words) Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482601: A boat, whose speed in still water is 8Km per hour travels 12Km upstream and then 16Km downstream in 8 hours (so that the boat finishes 4Km further downstream from where it started). What is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482512: You are driving your car in a straight line at 15 m/s for 10 kilometers, then at 25 m/s for another 10 kilometers, is your average speed more than, less than, or equal to 20 m/s? Why? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482881: if a man runs 2 miles in a half hour, how fast did he run? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 482884: if a car travels 210 km in 3 hours, how fast is it going Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 482719: Jim has travelled 5/6 of his total trip. He has travelled 520 miles so far. How many more miles does he have to travel? A. 624 miles B.86 2/3 miles C. None of these D. 104 miles Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1817)

 Question 482917: The elevator in the washington monument takes 60 seconds to rise 500ft. What is the average speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 482943: Two cars leave Omaha at the same time. One travels east at 55 mph and the other travels west at 65 mph. When are the cars 500 miles apart? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482886: if a car travels 210 km in 3 hours, how fast is it going Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 483020: Jennifer's home is exactly ten miles from her place of work. Her average speed on her typical morning commute is 60 miles per hour. A. What is her average time that it takes her to get to work? B. If Jennifer wants to get to work in 1/2 of the time, how fast should she drive? What about 1/4 of the time? Comments: I have tried so much to solve this but it is so hard. I came up with a formul: distance/time=rate. I got 10 minutes for A but I know it's wrong. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482495: terri works due north of home. her husband denny works due east . they leave for work at the same time. by the time terri is 5 mi from home, the distance between them is 1 mi more than denny's distance from home. how far from home is denny ? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482982: A car is traveling at a rate of miles per hour. What is the car's rate in feet per second? How many feet will the car travel in seconds? In your computations, use the fact that mile is equal to feet Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 483044: the travel time for a plane that is traveling at a rate of x miles per hour for 200 miles Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 483043: the travel time for a plane that is traveling at a rat of x miles per hour for 200 miles Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 483113: two trains left a station at the same time. one traveled north at a certain speed and the other traveled south at twice the speed. after 4 hours, the trains were 600 miles apart. how fast was each bus going? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 483125: An airplane flies from City A in a straight line to City B, which is 60 kilometers north and 170 kilometers west of City A. How far does the plane fly? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 483127: Hello! Can you please solve this problem because I'm really having a hard time understanding this problem, pls.....I really need this. This is all about distance/rate problem. 1. Two different routes between two towns differ by 24 kilometers. One motorist traveled the longer route at 65km/hr and another traveled the shorter route at 52 km/hr. If they made the trip between two towns in exactly the same time, what is the length of each route? P.S. I've tried answering it and I came up with route A = 120.25 ; route B 96.2 but I don't know if this is correct. >>Thank You<< Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483134: a cruise ship left the dock and traveled towards california an average speed of 10mph. A container ship left 12 hours later ans traveled in the opposite direction with an average speed of 5mph. How many more minutes does the container ship need to travel before the ships are 135 miles apart Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483138: Lea left the airport traveling toward the capital four hours before Danielle. Danielle traveled in the opposite direction going 25km/h slower than Lea for one hour after which they were 275 km apart. Find Lea's speed in mph. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483140: Two planes are 1380 miles apart and traveling toward each other. One plane is traveling 80 mph faster than the other plane. The planes meet in 1.5 hours. Find the speed of each plane. Please show work. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)
 Question 483140: Two planes are 1380 miles apart and traveling toward each other. One plane is traveling 80 mph faster than the other plane. The planes meet in 1.5 hours. Find the speed of each plane. Please show work. Click here to see answer by mananth(13129)

 Question 483176: My brother and I go to the same school. My brother takes 8 minutes to walk to school, and I take 7 minutes. If he gets a 30-second head start one day, can I catch him before he gets to school? Explain without referring to any short-cut in your explanation Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 483190: Hello! Can anyone pls. answer this problem, it's all about distance/rate problem. I don't know how to start solving this problem. Pls. help me solve this. Problem: An automobile traveling at a certain rate can go from one province to another in 9 hours. If the rate were 12 kilometers per hour faster, the trip would require two hour less. What is the distance between provinces? Pls. do answer this problem. >>Thank You<< Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 483206: a fishing boat left dock 24 and traveled south at an average speed of 18 mph. A cruise ship left some time later traveling in the same direction at an average speed of 30 mph. After traveling for 6 hours the cruise ship caught up with the fishing boat. How long did the fishing boat travel before the cruise ship caught up? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 483258: can anyone kindly answer this pls. the problem is: Ryan drove his car from A to B at 81km/hr. his car broke down and he returned by bus at 54 km/hr. his total travelling time was 5 hours. How long was his trip by car? I've tried answering it but it always come up with a wrong answer. pls. help me solve this problem. My equation was: 81t + 52t = 5 t = 5/133 And I don't know what to do after that. Pls. do answer this. >>Thank You<< Click here to see answer by mathstutor494(120)

 Question 483298: Two trains leave from the same point at the same time, traveling in opposite directions. One travels 13 mph faster than the other. After 4 hours, they are 484 mi apart. Find the rate of each train. Click here to see answer by mathstutor494(120)

 Question 483330: Jerry's boat has a gas tank that holds 256 gallons of gas. If Jerry uses 8 gallons of gas every day, how many days will 1 tank of gas last? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(7480)

 Question 483325: Two cars left the same intersection at the same time, one heading due east and the other heading due south. Some time later, they were exactly 75 miles apart. The car headed east had gone 15 miles farther then the car headed south. How far had each car traveled? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 483368: Each straight stretch of a 400-meter running track is 110 m long. Each curved part is 90 m long. Find the distance between the inside curbs of the two straight streches. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483346: a particular hybrid car travels approximately 205 miles on 5 gallons gas. find the amount of gas required for a 574 mi trip Click here to see answer by rosey51235(25)

 Question 483406: What travelling speed is required to reach 46 miles per hour within a distance of 4/10s of a mile? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 483316: It takes Omar 10 minutes to bicycle 1 mile to school and 20 minutes to return the same way. What is his average speed in miles per hour for the round trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 483465: If I travel 3 mph for 10 minutes and 5 mph for 20 minutes, how far will I go in 30 minutes? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 483481: if im walking 4 mph and my friend is riding his bike at 11 mph and we live 12 miles away how far would we be from home when we met? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483641: it takes you 6 hours to drive 324 miles what is your average speed? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9719)

 Question 483621: Hello! Can anyone please answer this. It's about distance/rate problem. two cars are traveling in opposite directions at the rate of 60kph and 72kph. How far are they apart after 90 minutes if they depart simultaneously from the same point? >>Thank you in advance<< Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483600: A motorboat can go 15 miles downstream and back in 4 hours. Traveling at half speed, it would require 10 hours to make the trip. Find the rate of the current and the rate of the boat at high speed. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483574: A car travels 50 miles an hour, and a plane travels 10 miles a minute. How far will the car travel when the plane travels 500 miles? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483573: One eighth of a half gallon carton of ice cream has been eaten. The remainder is divided among three people . Approximately what percentage of a gallon does each person get? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483571: If Janet can build 22 tables in 14 days, and Anne can build 22 tables in 16 days, approximately how long will it take them to build 22 tables together? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483651: Maria drove miles in hours. At the same rate, how many miles would she drive in hours? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)