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 Question 351246: mrs. williams is driving on the interstate at rate of 58 mi/hr. write an expression for the distance she will drive in x hr at this rate. Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 351251: a motorcyclist travels 150 miles in 2 1/2 hours on the freeway. How far can the motorcyclist travel in 30 minutes on rural roads if the rate of travel is half that on the freeway? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 351207: A train covers its 75 mile route in 1.2 hours What is it's speed? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 351120: pls. help me solve this problem. thank you. A passenger on the front train A observes that he passes the complete length of train B in 33 seconds when traveling in the same direction as B and in 3 seconds when traveling in the opposite direction. If B is 330 ft long, find the speed of the two trains. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 351364: Bret started on a 80-mile bicycle ride at 19 miles per hour. After a time he became a little tired and slowed down to 12 miles per hour for the rest of the trip. The entire trip of 80 miles took 5 1/2 hours. How far had Bret ridden when he reduced his speed to 12 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 351478: How many feet will be traveled in 1 second by an object movin 19 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 351482: if a motorist travels from point a to point b in one hur at 60mph then back to point a from point b at 30mph what is his average speed? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2741)

 Question 351572: Two trains are traveling toward each other on adjacent tracks. One of the trains is 230 feet long and it traveling at 50 mph. the other trains is 210 feet long and is traveling at the rate of 60 mph. find the time interval between the moemnt the trains first meet until they completely pass each other. Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 351568: Please help me to solve this problem #1 Two cars leave a town and travel in opposite directions. One car travel at the rate of 45 pkh and the other at 55 kph. In how many hours will the two cars be 350 kilometers apart? Problem #2 How long will it takes a bus traveling at 60 kph to overtake a car traveling at 40 kph if the car had a 1.5-hour head start? Thanks and hopping for your help Regards, JM Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 351581: suppose you drive a distance of 495 miles at a speed of 55 miles per hour. how many hours does it take? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 351587: Hi, can someone help me to solve my problems Problem#1 A man started walking along a road 3 mi/hr. Two hours later a woman followed walking at the same direction at the rate of 7 mi/hr. How far from the starting point would the woman overtake the man? Thanks for your help Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 351595: Hi, can someone help me to solve my problems Problem#1 A man started walking along a road 3 mi/hr. Two hours later a woman followed walking at the same direction at the rate of 7 mi/hr. How far from the starting point would the woman overtake the man? Regards, JM Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 351575: Hello again, can you help me to solve my problem in school #1 - Peter spent P5.35 on stamps, in denominations of 15 centavo, 20 centavo and 25 centavo. He bought one-half as many 25 centavo stamps as 15 centavo and three more 20 centavo stamps than 15 centavo stamps. How many of each type did he buy? #2 - Calvin Klein has twice as many 10 centavo coins as 25 centavo coins amounting to P6.75 in all. How many coins does he have #3 - How much pure acid should be mixed with 2 gallons of a 40% acid solution in order to get a 70% acid solution? #4 - How many ounces of pure silver should be added to 80 ounces 75% pure to obtain a mixture of 80%? #5 - How many quarts of pure alcohol must be added to 10 quarts of 10% alcohol solution to obtain a mixture which is 25% alcohol? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 351741: Two ants race across a table 72 cm long. One travels at 4.23 cm/s and the other at 3.99999 cm/s. When the first one crosses the finish line, how far behind is the second one? Answer in units of cm. Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1657)

 Question 351797: If a train travels 60 kms an hour how far can it travel in 5 mins, 10mins, 20 mins? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 351302: The speed of a freight train is 23 mph slower than that of a passenger train. The freight train travels 250 mi in the same time it takes the passenger train to travel 450 mi. Find the speed of the passenger train. Please Help! I have tried a lot of different things but cant get to one of the multiple choice answers. Please Help! Thank you! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 351314: Juan drives to work. Because of traffic conditions, he averages 22 miles per hour. He returns home averaging 32 miles per hour. The total travel time is 2 1/4 hours. a) Define a variable for the time Juan takes to travel to work. Write an expression for the time Juan takes to return home. b) Write and solve an equation to find the time Juan spends driving to work. Thank you! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 351368: A coast guard boat that patrols a river separating two countries cruises at 20knots in still water. The river flows at 4 knots. For each patrol the captain of the boat is ordered to travel upstream and then return. His trip takes exactly 6 hours. How far upstream does the boat travel? *I have drawn a picture but am having trouble writing an equation to solve. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 351889: A slow train travelling at 25 km/h leaves a station 1/2 h before another train travelling at 40 km/h. If the trains travel in the same direction on parallel routes, when does the faster train pass the slower train? What would x represent and what would y represent? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 351783: A motorboat can travel upstream on a river at 12 mph and downstream at 20 mph. How far upstream can the boat travel if it leaves at 8:00 am and must return by noon? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 351923: Dr. Pepper left Oakville at 9:00 Am and drove to Central City at 60km/h. H. Salt left Oakville at 11:00 AM and traveled the sane route to Central City. if both men arrived in Central City at 4:00 PM at what rate did H. Salt travel? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 351949: A private airplane leaves Midway Airport and flies due east at a speed of 180km/h. Two hours later, a jet leaves Midway Airport and flies due east at a speed of 900km/h. How far from the airport will the jet overtake the private plane? I came up with the following formula: Private plane: d = 180t Jet: d = 900(t + 2) I need assistance in finding out if I am on the right track on solving this problem Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 351951: two crews are digging an 8-meter tunnel through marble mountain. crew A starts at the west end and digs at a rate of 9m/day. Five days later, crew B starts at the east end and digs at a rate of 10m/day. how many days will crew A have been working when the tunnel is finished? (round to the nearest day.) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 351946: two camels pass each other in the desert, going in oppisite directions. the rate of one camel is 3 km/h faster than the rate of the other. four hours later, the camels are 68 km apart. find the rate of the faster camel. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 351963: a plane on a search mission flew east from an airport, turned , and flew west back to the airport. the plane cruised at 200 km/h when flying east and 300 kn/h when flying west. if the plane was in the air for 6 hours, how far from the airport did it travel? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 352075: if cathy takes two hours to walk to her school at a rate of 1 meter per second,how far is their school from their home? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 352074: In 15 minutes I travelled 18 km how far would i go in 25 minutes if i travelled at the same speed? show your working it out? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 352073: pls gelp me solve this problem... tnx. prob. 1 an airplane flying with the wind took 2 hours for a 1000 mile flight, and 5/2 hours for the return flight. find the wind velocity and the speed of the airplane in still air. Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 352086: Without taking a single break, Mercedes hiked for 10 hours, up a mountain and back down by the same path. While hiking, she averaged 2 miles per hour on the way up and 3 miles per hour on the way down. How many miles was it from the base of the mountain to the top? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 351962: A family drives at an average rate of 60mi/h on the way to visit relatives and then at an average rate 40mi/h on the way back. The return trip takes 1h longer than the trip there. How many hours did it take to drive there? How many hours did it take to make the return trip? What was the average rate of for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by jsmallt9(3438)

 Question 351956: Mr. March's car has new 22" tires on it. If he's driving at a constant speed of 60 mph, how many rotations will each tire complete in 1 minute Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 352110: The speed of a motor boat in still water is 60 kilometers per hour .it goes 100 kilometers up the rivers and then comes the 100 kilometers back in total of 12 hours .what is the speed of the current of the river? Please help me solve this equation. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 352019: A truck travels from city A due west to City B. A distance of 210km. The total time of the trip is 2h and 15min. What is the average velocity of the truck? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 352017: a pilot can fly an airplane 1080 miles with the wind in the same time as she can fly 1000 miles against the wind. if the speed of the wind is 20 mph, find the speed of the plain still in still air. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 352016: one custodian cleans a suite of offices in 4 hours. when a second custodian is asked to help the regular custodian it takes 2 hours. how long does it take the second worker to the job alone? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 352222: Tara and Brian leave a concert at 11:30 pm. They travel in opposite directions. Tara drives 55 miles per hour and Brian drives 45 miles per hour. At what time will they be 150 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 352240: Mandy begins bicycling west at 30 mi/h at 11 a.m. If Liz leaves the same point 20 minutes later bicycling west at 36 mi/h, at what time will Liz catch up with Mandy? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 352254: A car travels with an average speed of 53 MPH. What is this speed in km/h? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)

 Question 352113: A ship using sound-sensing devices above and below water recorded a surface explosion 39 seconds sooner on its underwater device than on its above-water device. If sound travels in air at about 1,100 feet per second and in water at about 5,000 feet per second, how har away was the explosion? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 352323: At what time will a bus that travels 30miles/h and a car that travels 45miles/h meet? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 352406: An airplane is traveling at 550 MPH. Write an equation for the distance D the plane travels in H hours. Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 352426: Please help me with this question! ( At 10 a.m a car leaves a house at a rate of 60 mi/hour. at the same time, another car leaves the same house at a rate of 50 mi/hour in the opposite direction. at what time will the cars be 330 miles apart?) Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)