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 Question 448598: a person is running at 10km/h. in 5 min he covers a distance of?? 500m 600m 833m 1200m work shown Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)
 Question 448598: a person is running at 10km/h. in 5 min he covers a distance of?? 500m 600m 833m 1200m work shown Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 448674: Emily and Fran live 12 miles apart. Emily starts walking to Fran's house at a rate of 4 mph. Half an hour later, Fran starts jogging towards Emily's house at a rate of 6 mph. How long will Emily walk until she meets Fran? If you can just show me how to set up the problem or how to put it into an equation i can work it out. I just dont know how to set it up! It would be great to have an answer by the end of the day :) Thanks Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 448800: A bicycler traveling 12 mph passes a runner traveling 9 mph. If the runner started at noon, and the bicycler at 12:30, how far from the start point did they meet? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 448811: At the beginning of a walk Roberto and Juanita are 7.7 miles apart. If they leave at the same time and walk in the same direction, Roberto overtakes Juanita in 11 hours. If they walk towards each other, they meet in 1 hour what are their speeds? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 448806: if a plane can travel 490 miles per hour with the wind and 410 miles per hour against the wind find the speed of the plane in still air Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31505)

 Question 448863: Two cars travel at right angles to eachother from an intersection untill they are 13 miles apart. At that point one car has gone 7 miles farther than the other. How far did the slower car travel? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 448913: Ken can climb a coconut tree at the rate of 10 ft. per minute and return at 20 ft. per minute. If it took him 3 minutes to climb and return, what is the height of the coconut tree? Click here to see answer by htmentor(807)

 Question 449064: An airplane flying into a headwind travels 1800 miles in 3 hours and 36 minutes. On the return flight, the same distance is traveled in 3 hours. Find the speed of the plane in still air and the speed of the wind, assuming that both remain constant throughout the round trip. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 448914: a cyclist traveled the first 12 miles of a 30 mile trip at an average speed of 15 miles per hour. Over the first 1/3 of the distance that remained, she averaged 12 miles per hour, and over the rest of the trip, she averaged 20 miles per hour, how many hours did it take for cyclist to complete the 30 mile trip ? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 449186: train a and b are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 60 miles per hr and train B is traveling at 80 miles per hr. Train A passes at 2:15 Pm and train b passes t 2:27 Pm. What time will train B catch up to A Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 449374: How do I solve this system? -x-12=-4y 2x-3y= 6 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)
 Question 449374: How do I solve this system? -x-12=-4y 2x-3y= 6 Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 449376: When a plane flies into the wind, it can travel 3000 miles in 6 hours. When it files with the wind, it can travel the same distance is 5 hours. Find the rate of the plane in still air and the rate of the wind. Click here to see answer by checkley79(3056)

 Question 449358: On monday roger drove to work in 16 minutes. Tuesday he averaged 11mph more and it took him 4 minutes less. How far does he travel to work? how would you set this problem up? and solve? Thanks! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 449401: You are on a 5-hour trip, and your speed for the first two hours only averaged 58 mph because of slow traffic. How fast must you drive for the last 3 hours to average 65 mph for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 449417: word problems Airplane A travels 1400 km at a certain speed. Plane B travels 1000 km at a speed of 50 km/h faster than A in 3 hrs less time. Find the speed of each plane. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 449475: Helen determined she walks about 1,800 steps per 4/5 of a mile. How many steps did she take if she walked 4 miles?? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 449482: An airplane takes five hours to travel a distance of 3600 km against the wind. The return trip takes four hours with the wind. What is the rate of the plane in still air, and what is the rate of the wind? Thank you for your help! Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 449482: An airplane takes five hours to travel a distance of 3600 km against the wind. The return trip takes four hours with the wind. What is the rate of the plane in still air, and what is the rate of the wind? Thank you for your help! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31505)

 Question 449422: Airplane A travels 1400 km at a certain speed. Plane B travels 1000 km at a speed of 50 km/h faster than A in 3 hrs less time. Find the speed of each plane Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 449557: Conrad can jog to Chris's house in 10 minutes. Chris can ride her bike to Conrad's house in 6 minutes. If they start from their houses at the same time, in how many minutes do they meet? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 449567: A runner covers 31km in 4 hours. He cycled part of the way at 14 km/h and he walked the rest of the way at 4 km/h. How far did he walk? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 449091: A helicopter hovering at 800 feet drps relief supplies to the ground. How long will it take the supplies to hit the ground? Round to the nearest second. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 449501: A boy covers 31km in 4 hours. He cycled part of the way at 14 km/h and he walked the rest of the way at 4 km/h. How far did he walk? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 449653: Emily put on her jogging shoes and trotted to the park at 6 miles per hour. Then she raced back at 10 miles per hour. If the total trip took 4 4/5 hrs, how far was it to the park? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 449602: The question is the rate that a boat travels in still water is r and the current speed is c miles per hour. It takes 1.5 hours to travel 4 miles downsteam. Do I add or subtract c and r Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 449758: How long does it take a car traveling at a speed 52mph to cover 856 miles?? Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 449813: A mouse decides to journey to a cheese factory that is "n" miles away. On the first day, it travels 0.5 og the distance. On the second day, it travels 0.5 of the remaining distance. On the third day, it travels 0.5 of the remaining distance. Of the mouse continues to travel in this pattern, how many days will the journey to the factory take? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)

 Question 449826: I'm not sure if this is the right topic, but I'm going to give it a shot. Boating on a lake. The Clarke family went sailing on a lake. Their boat average 6 kilometers per hour. The Rourke family took their outboard runabout for a trip in the lake for the same amount of time. Their boat averaged 14 kilometers per hour. The Rourke family traveled 20 kilometers farther than the Clarke family. How many hours did each family spend on their boat trip? Please help me with this problem, because I'm not able to figure it myself and please include the steps so in the future I can be able to figure out problems, just like it. Thank you, Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 449912: A motorcycle breaks down and the rider must walk the rest of the way to work. The motorcycle was being driven 45mph, and the rider walks at a speed of 6mph. The distance from home to work is 25 miles, and the total trip time is 2 hours. How far did the motorcycle go before it broke down. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 449909: A toddler starts running down a sidewalk at 230 feet per minute. One minute later, a worried mother runs after the child at 660 feet per minute. When will the mother overtake the toddler? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 449985: The car travelled to one place to anohter place 15 KM/hour and retrun to origin place 10 KM/hour, what is the average speed of the car? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 450104: If a boat in a 4 mph current can travel 76 miles downstream in the same time it takes to travel 20 miles upstream, what is the speed of the boat in still water Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 450150: An automobile traveling at 60 miles per hour moves at the speed of 5,280 feet a minute. How far will it move in 45 seconds? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31505)

 Question 450140: This is one of the most confusing problems I have ever read. Please help me. The apparent magnitude, M of a celestial body can be approximated by the formula M=6-2.5 log I/I Where I is the intensity of light as measured from earth, and I0 is the approximate intensity light of light from the faintest star, visible by the naked eye. Find M if I and I0=1 What apparent magnitude of a star whose light as measured from earth is 1,000,000 times as intense as the faintest stars visible to the naked eye. I'd appreciate any help. I don't seem to be able to understand this problem verbally or algebraically. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)

 Question 450161: If I average 20 miles per hour on the way to a show and 30 miles per hour on the way back, what was my average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by OAGmarlins(1)
 Question 450161: If I average 20 miles per hour on the way to a show and 30 miles per hour on the way back, what was my average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31505)
 Question 450161: If I average 20 miles per hour on the way to a show and 30 miles per hour on the way back, what was my average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 450282: George a race-walker, is on one end of a 6 mile track. John a average walker is on the other end of the track. The two start walking towards each other and meet in 1/2 hour. If George's average speed exceeds John's by 6 mph, find the speed of both walkers. How do I set up and solve the equation? This is what I came up with: r+6= rate of George 1/2r + 1/2(r+6)=6 John=3 mph 1/2r + 1/2r + 3=6 George=9 mph r + 3=6 r+3-3=6-3 r=3 3+6=9 Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)
 Question 450282: George a race-walker, is on one end of a 6 mile track. John a average walker is on the other end of the track. The two start walking towards each other and meet in 1/2 hour. If George's average speed exceeds John's by 6 mph, find the speed of both walkers. How do I set up and solve the equation? This is what I came up with: r+6= rate of George 1/2r + 1/2(r+6)=6 John=3 mph 1/2r + 1/2r + 3=6 George=9 mph r + 3=6 r+3-3=6-3 r=3 3+6=9 Click here to see answer by solver91311(17070)

 Question 450302: Vacation trip from Washington, D.C.to San Francisco. 5 days travel time and 2800 miles. If I travel 100 miles per day less than the day before, how many miles do I travel each day? Thank you Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 450439: A plane flies 450 mi/h. It can travel 980 miles with a wind in the same amount of time as it travels 820 miles against the wind. Find the speed of the wind. You would use T = D/R to solve, correct? Distance = 980 mi, 820 mi Time = x Rate = 450 mi/h Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 450526: An express train takes 3 seconds to enter a tunnel one kilometer long.if it is traveling at 120 km/hr,how long will it take to pass through the tunnel? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)

 Question 450509: If a plane can travel 480 miles per hour with the wind and 440 mph against the wind, find the speed of the plane without a wind and the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31505)

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