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 Question 60880: An old train moves from a railway sattion at london and then the another fast train having the double the speed of an old train moves from the same railway track next to left of it after the first old train and meet an old train at the 180 miles distance. What are the speed of the both trains? Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 60112: Ahmed has first half of a treasure map, which indicates that the treasure is buried in the desert (2x + 6) paces from Castle Rock. Vanessa has the other half of the map. Her half indicates that to find the treasure, one must go to the Castle Rock, walk ‘x’ paces to the North, and then walk (2x + 4) paces to the East. If they share their information, then they can find ‘x’ and save a lot of digging. What is ‘x’? Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 65578: A passenger train can travel 325mi in the same amount of time a freight train takes to travel 200mi. If the speed of the passenger train is 25mi/h faster then the speed of the freight train, find the speed of each. Hos can this problem make sense with out knowing the actual time traveled or the speed? Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 65580: A plane flies 720mi agains a steady 30-mi/h headwind and then returns to the same point with the wind. If the entire trip takes 10h, what is the plane's speed in still air? Thank you so much Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)
 Question 65580: A plane flies 720mi agains a steady 30-mi/h headwind and then returns to the same point with the wind. If the entire trip takes 10h, what is the plane's speed in still air? Thank you so much Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 65579: Ariana took 2h longer to drive 360mi on the first day of a trip than she took to drive 270mi on the second day. If her speed was the same on both days, what was the driving time each day? Thank you for helping me understand these problems:-) Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 65618: Runner A is initially 6.0 km west of a flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 9.0 km/h due east. Runner B is initially 5.0 km east of the flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 8.0 km/h due west. What will be the distance of the two runners from the flagpole when their paths cross? ( It is not necessary to convert your answer from kilometers to meters for this problem. You may leave it in kilometers.) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)
 Question 65618: Runner A is initially 6.0 km west of a flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 9.0 km/h due east. Runner B is initially 5.0 km east of the flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 8.0 km/h due west. What will be the distance of the two runners from the flagpole when their paths cross? ( It is not necessary to convert your answer from kilometers to meters for this problem. You may leave it in kilometers.) Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)

 Question 65597: Ortiz drives twice as fast as his brother and therefore makes the 350-mile trip home in 5 hours less time. How fast does each drive, and for how long does each travel? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 65679: Find the time required for an object to fall to the ground from a building that is 1400ft high. Witht his problem I am lost because there is only one number to use, how can I figure it with only one number? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 65727: Bonnie drove 540 miles in three times the time it took Buffy to travel 135 miles. Buffy's speed was slower than Bonnie's by 15 miles per hour. Frind the rate and time of each Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 65746: A ball is thrown upward from the roof of a building 100m tall with an initial velocity of 10m/s. When will the ball reach a hieght of 80m? Same thing I can not understand how to solve this type of problem, thank you so much for the help:-) Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 65745: The equation h= -16t^2 + 112t gives the height of an arrow, shot upward from the ground with an initial velocity of 112ft/s, where t is the time after the arrow leaves the ground. Find the time it takes for the arrow to reach a height of 180ft. h = 16t^2 + 112t H= 180ft 180ft = -16t^2 + 112t From here I seem to be lost on how to solve the problem. It tells me the information that I need to know I guess I just do not know how to use it... thank you for the help. Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 65812: A paddleboat can travel 60 miles upstream in the same time it takes to travel 140 miles downstream. If the current of the river is 10 miles per hour, what is the speed of the paddleboat in still water? Click here to see answer by uma(370)

 Question 65811: The measure of feet varied directly with the time in seconds. If it took 96 feet for 4 seconds, how many feet will it take for 12 seconds? Click here to see answer by uma(370)

 Question 59200: Two Planes leave the same airpot at 11:00 a.m., traveling in opposite directions. One of the planes travels at a speed that is 150 mi/h faster than the other. At 1:00 p.m., the lanes are 1900 miles apart. Find the speed of the faster plane. Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 58733: A train goes one-way to 20 stations. At each station a group of people equal in number to the number of stations, board the train. At each remaining station, one person who boarded the train at each previous station exits the train. For example, the people that get on, one would get off at the next stop, one at the next, and one at the next, etc... At station 20, one person from every previous stop will get off. 1. What is the total number of people that got on the train? 2. What is the greatest number of people on the train at one time, assuming every one got on and off at the exact same time? Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 58087: Two trains leave Kansas City at the same time. One train travels east and the other one travels west. The speed of the westbound tain is 5 mph greater then the speed of the eastbound train. After 6 hours, they are 510 miles apart. Find the rate of each train. Assume the trains travel in a straight line in opposite directions. Okay that was a long one, thanks a bunch to all of you! Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 54194: Ana and Carlos took turns driving round trip using the same route both ways. Ana drove the first 40 miles and then Carlos drove the rest of the way. Ana started to drive on the return trip and then Carlos drove the last 50 miles. Which of the two drove more miles and how many more did they drive? Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 52915: Im stuck!! Can you please help....Here's the question A Camel rests by a pile of 3000 bananas at the edge of a 1000 mile wide desert. He plans to travel across the desert, tranporting as many bananas as possible to the ohter side. He can carry up to 1000 bananas at any given time, but he must eat one banana at every mile. What is the maximum number of bananas the camel can transport across the desert? How does he do it? If he has to eat one at every mile he wouldn't have any left?? Is a "1000 wide desert" different than 1000 miles long? I appreciate your help! Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 51927: a women driving a car 14 feet long is passing a truck 30 feet long, the truck is traveling at 15 mph, how fast must the women drive the car so she can pass the truck? Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 47327: A car enters a freeway travelling 50 kilometers per hour. One hour later another car enters the freeway by the same ramp,travelling 80 kilometers per hour. Determine the length of time before the second car overtakes the first car. Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 47326: A car enters a freeway travelling 50 kilometers per hour. One hour later another car enters the freeway by the same ramp, travelling 80 kilometrers per hour . Determine the length of time before the second car overtakes the first car. Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 47363: ok please help me this one has been bugging me The brigatine was sailing at full speed and was thirty miles at sea whenLord Nelson decided to give chaseat twice the speed of the brigatine. If Nelson caught up in 6 hours, how fast was the brigatine traveling Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 47290: REPOST: Ride the peaks. Smith bicycled 45 miles going east from Durango, and Jones bicycled 70 miles. Jones averaged 5 miles per hour more than Smith, and his trip took one-half hour longer than Smith’s. How fast was each one traveling? Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 65925: In a scale drawing of New York State, 2.5 centimeters represents 10 kilometers. How many kilometers are represented by 10 centimeters? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 65924: A tree 24 feet tall casts a shadow 16 feet long at the same time a man 6 feet tall casrs a shadow x feet long. What is the length of the man's shadow? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 65943: On a map's coordinate grid, Panthersville is located at (-3,2), and Heel City is located at (4,8). Falconton is the midpoint between Panthersville and Heel City. What is the approximate distance from Panthersville to Falconton? (One map unit equals on mile). Answer Choices: A) 3.25 miles B) 4.61 miles C) 5.00 miles D) 9.22 miles Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 65957: A bicyclist rode into the country for 5 h. In returning, her speed was 5 mi/h faster and the trip took 4 h. What was her speed each way? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 65980: Martina leaves home at 9 A.M., bicycling at a rate of 24 mi/h. Two hours later, John leaves, driving at the rate of 48 mi/h. At what time will John catch up with Martina? Click here to see answer by uma(370)

 Question 66037: A sailboat can travel 60 miles, upstream in the same time it takes to travel 100 miles downstream. If the speed of the boast in still water is 20 miles per hour, what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 66053: Technology: Driving down a mountain, Tom finda that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. Any help with this problem is appreciated.Thanks Click here to see answer by Cintchr(481)

 Question 58959: (36) Ride the peaks. Smith bicycled 45 miles going from Durango, and Jones bicycled 70 miles. Jones averaged 5 miles per hour more than Smith, and his trip took one-half hour longer thank Smith’s. How fast was each one traveling? Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 66206: At 10:30A.M. two planes leave Houston one flying east at 560km/h and the other flying west at 640 km/h at what time will they be 2100 km apart Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 66305: On a trip, Dave drives 267 miles, adds 8 gallons of gas to his tank, and drives another 310 miles before running out of gas. If Dave's car averages 18.2 miles per gallon, how many gallons did Dave already have in his tank before starting this trip? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 66331: The boat could travel 112 miles downstream in 4 hours but required 6 hours to travel 48 miles upstream. What was the speed of the boat in still water and what was the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 66362: During rush hour, Fernando can drie 20 miles using the side roads in the same time it takes to travel 15 miles on the freeway. If Fernandos rate on the side roads is 9mi/h faster than his rate on the freeway, find his rate on the side roads. Is the answer 29? Thank you for your help :-) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 66387: Hello, Can any math tutor help me with this problem as soon as possible.. I'm in a very need of this since i have a test tomorrow in my school. Please!!! Suppose a baseball is shot up from the ground straight up with an initial velocity of 32 feet per second. A function can be created by expressing distance above the ground, s, as a function of time, t. This function is s = -16t2 + v0t + s0 • 16 represents ½g, the gravitational pull due to gravity (measured in feet per second 2). • v0 is the initial velocity (how hard do you throw the object, measured in feet per second). • s0 is the initial distance above ground (in feet). If you are standing on the ground, then s0 = 0. a) What is the function that describes this problem? b) The ball will be how high above the ground after 1 second? c) How long will it take to hit the ground? d) What is the maximum height of the ball? thank a ton for the one who helped me.. !!! Tracy Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)
 Question 66387: Hello, Can any math tutor help me with this problem as soon as possible.. I'm in a very need of this since i have a test tomorrow in my school. Please!!! Suppose a baseball is shot up from the ground straight up with an initial velocity of 32 feet per second. A function can be created by expressing distance above the ground, s, as a function of time, t. This function is s = -16t2 + v0t + s0 • 16 represents ½g, the gravitational pull due to gravity (measured in feet per second 2). • v0 is the initial velocity (how hard do you throw the object, measured in feet per second). • s0 is the initial distance above ground (in feet). If you are standing on the ground, then s0 = 0. a) What is the function that describes this problem? b) The ball will be how high above the ground after 1 second? c) How long will it take to hit the ground? d) What is the maximum height of the ball? thank a ton for the one who helped me.. !!! Tracy Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 66403: During rush hour, Bill can drive 15 miles using the sideroads in the same time that it takes to travel 10 miles on the freeway. If Bills rate on the side roads is 8mi/h faster than his rate on the freeway, find his rate on the side roads. The speed problems get me everytime! Thank you for your help on this!! Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 66396: A spinner is divided into 8 congruent regions numbered 1 through 8. The spinner is spun once.Find the probability of each event. 1. The number is even or divisible by 3. Thank you so much for the help, these speed problems confuse the heck out of me!! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 66545: A car is driving at a speed of 60 mi/hr. What is the speed of the car in feet/min? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 66543: The length of a rectangle is 5 cm less than twice its width. The perimeter of the rectangle in 26 cm. What are the dimensions of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 66578: Two people are running around a track in the same direction. One person does a mile in 4 min. but the second one takes 10 min. If they start at the same time and same place, how long will it take them to be at this same place together if they continue to run. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 66642: Bill rowed 30 km upstream against a 2 km/h current and back again in 8 total hours. How fast can he row in still water? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

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