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 Question 279205: George rode the 27 miles to town in 2 hours. He reduced his speed by 10 miles per hour on the return trip. How long did the return trip take? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)
 Question 279205: George rode the 27 miles to town in 2 hours. He reduced his speed by 10 miles per hour on the return trip. How long did the return trip take? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 279188: two cars leave town traveling in opposite directions. one travels at 80 km/h and the other at 96 km/h. in how many hours will they be 528 km apart? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 279165: Two cars leave the same town at the same time, traveling in the same direction. How long until the two cars are 120 apart if one car travels at 44 mph, and the other car travels at 60 mph? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 279278: If a person walked 6 1/2 miles in 1 hour and 20 minutes how many mph was he walking? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 279279: a car travels 354 miles on 11 gallons of gasoline. The best estimate of the car's mile per gallon is Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 279310: At 2:00 p.m. two cars start toward each other from towns 240 miles apart. If the rate of one car is 10 mph faster than the other, how fast does each car go if they meet at 5:00 p.m.? If 3x represents the distance that the slower car traveled, then which expression represents the distance the faster car traveled? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 279379: A plumber can install a dishwasher in 50 min. If the plumber brings his apprentice to help, the job takes 40 minutes. How long would it take the apprentice working alone to install the dishwasher? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 279305: A plane flying the 3020-mile trip from City A to City B has a 60-mph tailwind. The flight's point of no return is the point at which the flight time required to return to City A is the same as the time required to continue to City B. If the speed of the plan in still air is 430 mph, how far from City A is the point of no return? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 279493: A plane can fly at a rate of 150 mph in calm air. Traveling with the wind, the plane flew 700 miles in the same amount of time as it flew 500 miles against the wind. Find the rate of the wind. Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 279509: An inlet pipe on a swimming pool can be used to fill the pool in 23 hours. The drain pipe can be used to empty the pool in 24 hours. If the pool is 1/4 filled and then the inlet pipe and drain pipe are opened, how long from that time will it take to fill the pool? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 279516: a boat travels 40 miles down stream in 4 hours. The 40 mile return up stream takes 10 hours. What is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 279513: From a point on a river, two boats are driven in opposite directions, one at 10 miles per hour and the other at 8 miles per hour. In how many hours will they be 54 miles apart? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 279459: A cross country skier walks 3000m up a mountain road, rests for 10 minutes and then skis down the road. he returns a half hour after he started. if he skis four times as fast as he walks, at what rate does he ski? ( having a hard time grasping these word problems and what dictates a constant factor and how to build the equation. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 279537: can you help? an insurance representative traveled 735 miles by commercial jet and then an additional 105 miles by helicopter. the rate of the jet is four times the rate of the helicopter. the entire trip took 2.2 hours. find the rate of the jet.. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 279456: A student begins to walk along a straight road at the rate of 3 km/h to the next town which is 18 km away. After 10 minutes a car picks him up and in 15 more minutes he is in town. How fast was the car traveling? (the time is in minutes which throws me for a loop) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 279584: Flying with a tailwind, a pilot flew an airplane 450 miles in 2.5 hours. Flying into a headwind, the return trip took 3 hours. Find the speed of the plane in calm air and the speed of the wind. What is the speed of the plan and what is the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 279711: Swimming space... The length of a rectansular swimming pool is 2x - 1 meters, and thewidth is x + 2 meters. Write a polynomial A(x) that represents the area. Find A(5). Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 279727: A Saab and a VW leave a toll area at the same time traveling in the same direction. The VW travel 2/3 the rate of the Saab. At the end of 4 hours they are 100 km apart. How fast is the Saab traveling. this is how I am setting up these type of questions d = r t Saab - d = r 4 VW - d-100 = 2/3r 4 Is this correct, if so what now? If not what am I doing wrong? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 279756: I'm having difficult setting up the equation for this word problem, Two runners, one averaging 8 miles per hour and the other 6 miles per hour, start at the same place and run along the same trail. The slower runner arrives at the end of the trail a half hour after the faster runner. How far did each person run? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 279736: Maria went jogging to the store, going she jogged 10pmh and coming back on the same route, she traveled 6mph. If the total trip took 1 hour and 36 minutes, how far did she jog? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 279805: Hi, I play a game on my itouch that involes this math problem, and Ive done these equations before, but a long time ago. I was just wondering if someone could tell me how to solve this problem, or solve it for me because Im really stuck. All i really need is like an equation for this, not really a walkthrough. Id really appricate it if someone could help me asap :). Heres the question: Train #0 departs the station. Train #1 departs the station one minute after Train #0 Train #2 Departs the station two minutes after Train #1 Train #3 departs the station three minutes after Train #2 and so on... How many minutes after the departure of Train #0 will Train #100 depart? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 279922: A ship sailed from point A and traveled 25 miles east to point B. The ship turned 90 degrees and traveled 35 miles south to point C. To the nearest mile, how long is the shortes distance from point A to point C? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 280018: Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 80 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 90 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 1:15 P.M. If train B passes the same station at 1:27 P.M. , at what time will train B catch up to train A? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 280092: The separate sections of rail on a railroad track are 30 ft. long. As the train passes over the point where the sections are joined, there is an audible click. By what fraction must the number of clicks in a minute be multiplied to find the speed of the train in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)
 Question 280092: The separate sections of rail on a railroad track are 30 ft. long. As the train passes over the point where the sections are joined, there is an audible click. By what fraction must the number of clicks in a minute be multiplied to find the speed of the train in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 280084: 3 cars drive 300 miles on a striaght road in the Arizona desert. Car A excellerates to 50 miles an hour and keeps this speed constantly. Car B excellerates to 60 miles an hour and keeps this speed constantly but stops twice for 30 mins. Car C excellerates to 75 miles an hour and keeps this speed constantly but stops once for 2 hours. QUESTION ..... What order do the 3 cars finish the 300 mile drive? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 280067: whta is the speed of a car that travels 60 miles in 20 minutes Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 280124: Selling shirts... If a vendor charges p dollars for rugby shirts, then he expects to sell 2000 - 100 shirts at a tournament. Write and solve an equation using the word problem above. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 280126: if you are traveling 2430 feet per second how fast are you going in MPH? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 280223: Sue and Lois live 13.5 km apart. At 10:00 a.m. each girl leaves her house and hogs towards the other. The ratio of Sue's deed to Lois's is 5:4. IF the girsl meet at 11:15 a.m., how fast does each jog? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 280230: boat will go 15 mph in still water,he can go 12 miles down stream in the same time as it takes him to go 9 miles upstream,,then what is the speed of the current Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 280263: A water tank has an inlet pipe and a drain pipe, a full tank can be emptied in 30 min. if the drain is opened and an empty tank can be filled in 45 min. with the inlet pipe opened,if both pipes are accidentally opened when the tank is full,how longwill it take to empty the tank? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 280262: A 6 passenger plane cruises at 180 mph in calm air,if the plane flies 7 miles with the wind in the same amount of time as it flies 5 miles against the wind,then what is the wind speed? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 280298: A man leaves his home and drives to the beach at an average speed of 50 mph and returns home at an average speed of 30 mph . if the round trip takes 2 hours , the distance from home to the beach is A 100 miles b 40 miles c 37.5 miles d 33.3 miles e 10 miles Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 280318: Salazar only ran 50 miles in one week. While Rodgers ran twice as many miles as Salazar. Frank ran three times as many miles as Salazar and Rodgers put together. If mike were to run 10% of the miles Salazar and frank ran combined, then mike would run A 15 miles b 50 miles c 100 miles d 450 miles e none of these Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 280396: A boy swims downstream 0.9 miles in the same amount of time that he can swim 0.6 miles upstream. If the rate of the current is 1.5 mph, how fast can he swim in still water? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 280396: A boy swims downstream 0.9 miles in the same amount of time that he can swim 0.6 miles upstream. If the rate of the current is 1.5 mph, how fast can he swim in still water? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 280373: Two truckdrivers leave a cafe at the same time, traveling in opposite directions. One truck goes 3 mph faster then the other one. After four hours they are 388 miles apart. How fast is each truck going? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 280471: On her camping trip Li spent as much time hiking as she did rafting. She traveled 2.5 mph when she was rafting and 3mph when she was hiking. If she went 3 miles more hiking than she did rafting, how far did she hike? Thank you. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)
 Question 280471: On her camping trip Li spent as much time hiking as she did rafting. She traveled 2.5 mph when she was rafting and 3mph when she was hiking. If she went 3 miles more hiking than she did rafting, how far did she hike? Thank you. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 280475: If a car is traveling at 60 mph, how long does it take to cover 300 ft on dry pavement? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 280490: The velocity of light is 6.71 × 10^8 mi/hr. The distance of Mercury from the Sun is approximately 5.78 × 10^7 km. How many minutes will it take for light from the Sun to travel to Mercury? what i've gotten: 5.78 x 10^7 km = 35915254.911 mi Click here to see answer by Theo(3556)
 Question 280490: The velocity of light is 6.71 × 10^8 mi/hr. The distance of Mercury from the Sun is approximately 5.78 × 10^7 km. How many minutes will it take for light from the Sun to travel to Mercury? what i've gotten: 5.78 x 10^7 km = 35915254.911 mi Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 280518: A man leaves his home and drives to the beach at an average speed of 50 mph and returns home at an average speed of 30 mph . if the round trip takes 2 hours , the distance from home to the beach is A 100 miles b 40 miles c 37.5 miles d 33.3 miles e 10 miles Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)