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 Question 445757: A motorboat takes 3 hrs to travel 144 km going upstream the return trip takes 2 hrs going downstream what is the rate of the boat in still water and what is the rate of the current. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)
 Question 445757: A motorboat takes 3 hrs to travel 144 km going upstream the return trip takes 2 hrs going downstream what is the rate of the boat in still water and what is the rate of the current. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30928)

 Question 445866: Two motorcycles traveled towards each other from cities that are bout 665 km apart at rates of 110km/hr and 80km/hr. They started at the same time. In how many hours will they meet? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 445844: A boat travels 10 km upstream and 10 km back. The time for the round trip is 10 hours. The speed of the stream is 4 km/hr. What is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 445754: During the first part of a trip, a canoeist travels 50 miles at a certain speed. The canoeist travels 2 miles on the second part of the trip at a speed 5 mph slower. the total time for the trip is 3hrs. What was the speed on each part of the trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 446106: A boat is 92 feet from the base of a cliff. If the distance from the top of the cliff to the boat is 23 less than twice the height of the cliff to the water, find the height of the cliff. Round to the nearest tenth of afoot if necessary. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446104: A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at a height of 9ft. Find the length of the ladder if the length is 3ft more than its distance from the wall. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446098: a person rowed her boat upstream a distance of 5 miles and then back to the starting point. The total time of the trip was 6 hours. If the rate of the current was 2 miles per hour, find the average speed of the boat in still water Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446084: If train a is traveling at 55mph and a second train is traveling at 110mph, how many more miles would the first train travel in 3 hrs? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446063: two cars start from the same point and travel in opposite directions. One car goes 15 mph faster than the other. In the 3 hours the cares are 315 miles apart. What is the rate of the faster car? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446140: Two cars leave the same location at the same time and travel in the same direction along a road. The first car os traveling at a rate of 55 mph. The second car is traveling at a rate of 35 mph. How much time will pass before the cars are exactly 100 miles apart? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 446157: Two contractors were working together to finish concrete. One can finish 25 square yards in 4 hours. The other can finish 25 square yards in 5 hours. How much concrete can they finish in 8 hours working together? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 446153: A ship leaves Port Canaveral on May 6th @ 1200GMT bound for Gibraltar, a distance of 3822 miles. They expect to average 13.5 kts and give an estimated time of arrival ( ETA ) of May 18th at 0700 GMT. On the 13th their position at 0100 shows they have averaged 14.4 and have 1554 miles left to go, they are ahead of schedule. Due to limitations with the engines they can not slow to less than 10 knots. If they continue to average 14.4kts, When will they be able to slow to 10kts and still arrive at the original ETA of 0700 on the 18th? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446192: Please help A car travels from one town to another at a speed of 42mph. If it had gone 6 mph faster, it could have made the trip in a half hour less time. How far apart are the towns? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 446147: Two contractors were working together to finish concrete. One can finish 25 square yards in 4 hours. The other can finish 25 square yards in 5 hours. How much concrete can they finish in 8 hours working together? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30928)
 Question 446147: Two contractors were working together to finish concrete. One can finish 25 square yards in 4 hours. The other can finish 25 square yards in 5 hours. How much concrete can they finish in 8 hours working together? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 446208: 9am a plane leaves Chicago heading west. at 11am a second plane leaves Chicago heading west and traveling 50 mph faster than the first plane. the second plane overtakes the first plane in 5 h. what is the rate of the first plane Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 446196: The collision impact of an automobile varies jointly as its mass and the square of it's speed. Suppose a 2000-lb car traveling at 55mph has a collision impact of 12.3. What is the collision impact of the same car at 65mph? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 446267: Trains a and b are traveling in the same directions 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 9:15 p.m. if train b passes the same station at 9:45 p.m. at what time will train b catch up to train a? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)

 Question 446306: Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 miles per hour and Train B is traveling at 50 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 11:25AM. If Train B passes the same station at 11:37AM, at what time will Train B catch up to Train A? When will Train B catch up with Train A? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 446341: if one train leave the station traveling at 30 mph and another train leaves a half hour later traveling at 50 mph, when will they meet? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)
 Question 446341: if one train leave the station traveling at 30 mph and another train leaves a half hour later traveling at 50 mph, when will they meet? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 446360: Daria and her family for went for a drive in the country they traveled a distance of 50 miles in 2 hours what was their speed? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 446304: A projectile is fired upward from a tower 300 feet high with an intial velocity of 320 feet per second. Its height above ground(h feet)is given at any time(t seconds) by the equation: h=-16t^2+320t+300. How many seconds will it take the projectile to reach its maximum height? What is that maximum height? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 446364: Palmer's average running speed is 3 Kilometers per hour faster than his walking speed. If Palmer can run around a 20-Kilometer course in 2 hours, how many hourse would it take her Palmer to walk the same course? I NEED TO SEE THE WORK ON HOW YOU GOT THE ANSWER!! Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446353: Daria and her family went for a drive in the country. they traveled a distance of 50 miles in 2 hours. what was their speed? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446117: An arrow is fired into the air with an initial velocity of 64 feet per second. The height in feet of the arrow after t seconds after it was shot into the air is given by the function h(x)=-16t(squared) +64t. Find the maximum height of the arrow. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

 Question 446426: How many times greater is the mass of the Earth(5.9736 x 10^24 kg) than the mass of the Moon(7.347 x 10^22 kg)? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 446497: Suppose a boat that can travel 20 mph in still water takes a 72 mile trip downriver and back. Due to a higher river flow, the current for the downriver trip was 2 mph faster than for the return trip. If the total travel time was 7 hours, how fast did the river flow for the downstream trip? How fast did the river flow for the return trip? In both cases the river flowed in the same direction. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 446489: Two cyclists approaching each other at 20 km/h and 24 km/h respectively, are 198 km apart at 09h00. At what time will they meet, if they start riding towards each ohter simultaneously. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30928)

 Question 446486: Two town A and B are 300 km apart. C is exacly halfway between A and B. A cyclist departs from B to C at x km/h at 9h00 and one hour later a second cyclist depatrs form A to C, 5 km/h faster than the first cyclist. They reach C simultaneously. 1.1) Calculate, in terms of x, the time each cyclist requires to reach C. 1.2) Calculate at what time they will reach C. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 446506: A car starts from town A towards town B. Another car starts from town B towards town A at the same time. The pass each other 64km from town B. Both cars continued on their journey after passing each other. When they reach the respective towns, they turn around, back to where they came from. This time, they pass each other 52km from town A. What is the distance between town A & B? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 446642: Nicole and Stand share a newspaper route. Nicole can deliver papers 3 times faster then Stan. If they work together it takes them one hour. How long will it take to deliver the papers alone? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 446715: How long does it take someone to drive 120 miles at 65 miles per hour. Or how long does it take to drive from Hutisburg wi to Green Bay wi. Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 446718: How long does it take to drive from Hustisford WI to Green Bay WI Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446733: Ben has to go to soccer practice. He and his brother leave their house and drive to the school averaging 50 miles per hour. On the way home they averaged only 30 miles per hour due to traffic. What was the average speed of the trip? The answer is NOT 40 miles per hour. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 446844: There are two trains. The rabbit heads north on the expressway at 45 kph. Exactly 12 minutes after, the panther follows at a steady speed of 54 kph. How long does it take the panther to overtake the rabbit? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446986: PLEASE HELP! A cyclist traveled 60 miles at a constant before reducing the speed by 2 mph. Another 40 miles was traveled at the reduced speed. The total time for the 100-mile trip was 9 hours. Find the rate during the first 60 miles. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 447028: A fishing boat traveled 30 miles down a river and then returned. The total time for the round trip was 4 hours, and the rate of the river's current was 4mph. Find the rate of the boat in still water. I thought this might be the formula: 30/4+x + 30/4-x =4 but it's not working out. Please help! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30928)
 Question 447028: A fishing boat traveled 30 miles down a river and then returned. The total time for the round trip was 4 hours, and the rate of the river's current was 4mph. Find the rate of the boat in still water. I thought this might be the formula: 30/4+x + 30/4-x =4 but it's not working out. Please help! Click here to see answer by htmentor(788)

 Question 447023: calculate the average speed of a car traveled 80 miles in 2 hours. Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 447001: Train “A” leaves New York City headed to Miami traveling at 80 mph, train “B” leaves Miami headed to New York City traveling at 65 mph. When they meet, which train will be closer to Miami Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 447063: If I ride my bike for 3.2 miles at 3.6 mph, how many minutes will this take me? Click here to see answer by poliphob3.14(115)
 Question 447063: If I ride my bike for 3.2 miles at 3.6 mph, how many minutes will this take me? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 447109: Train A leaves the station traveling at noon traveling 30 mph. Train B leaves the same station 2 hours later traveling in the same direction at 40 mph. At what time will train B catch train A? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

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