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 Question 457745: A car is driving at 70 miles per hour. What is its speed in miles per second? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)
 Question 457745: A car is driving at 70 miles per hour. What is its speed in miles per second? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 457889: A long distance trucker traveled 144 miles in one direction during a snow storm. The return trip in rainy weather was accomplished at double the speed and took 4 hours less time. Find the speed going. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)
 Question 457889: A long distance trucker traveled 144 miles in one direction during a snow storm. The return trip in rainy weather was accomplished at double the speed and took 4 hours less time. Find the speed going. Click here to see answer by mananth(13129)

 Question 457989: Hello! Iam having a problem with this part of an assignment for geography,if you could help that would be great as I cant find anything on net that helps me.Im in year 7. The question is:You are going to fly one city to another in each continent (not Antartica).If you are flying on a plane that can travel at 500km an hour how long will it take you to travel from city to city. If you can help me I thankyou! Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 458087: A bicycle leaves town at 14mph at 8 a.m. A car leaves at 11 a.m., in the same direction at 45 mph. How many minutes after 11 a.m. is it when the car overtakes the bicycle? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 458155: Three girls, Laura, Tammy, and Jeri, can wash the family cars, clean the pool, and mow the lawn in one hour and 20 minutes. If Jeri did all the work, she would take twice as long as Tammy and 2 hours longer than Laura. How long would Tammy take to do the job alone? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 458154: Ben's boat will take 1˝ hours longer to go 12 miles up a river than to return. What is the rate of his boat if the rate of the current is 2 miles an hour? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 458273: One car is going East and is going 10 miles per hr more than a car going west. The distance between their starting points is 184 miles. If they meet in 1 hour and 36 minutes, what is the speed of the two cars. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)
 Question 458273: One car is going East and is going 10 miles per hr more than a car going west. The distance between their starting points is 184 miles. If they meet in 1 hour and 36 minutes, what is the speed of the two cars. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 458141: twi cars are 350 kilometer apart one of them is going 100 kilometer an hour the other is going 75 kilometers an hourif the canary is flying through them at 100 kilometers an hour with out turning to face the cars how far did the canary travel when the cars collided Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458156: One leg of a right triangle is 96 inches. Find the hypotenuse and the other leg if the length of the hypotenuse exceeds 2˝ times the other leg by 4 inches. If x represents the length of the other leg, which of the following equations is the Pythagorean theorem written in general form? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 453470: If I walk a mile and a half in 22 min. How fast did I walk? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 453354: an aircraft carrier left port 53 and traveled west an an average speed of 10km/h. a submarine left three hours later and traveled in the opposite direction with an average speed of 10km/h. how long does the submarine need to travel before the ships are 150km apart? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 453517: A child is running on a moving sidewalk in an airport. When he runs against the sidewalk's motion, he travels 39 feet in 13 seconds. When he runs with the sidewalk's motion, he travels 60 feet in 12 seconds. What is the rate of the child on a still sidewalk and what is the rate of the moving sidewalk? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 457873: Temi’s analog clock, shown here, has an hour hand of length 9 in and a minute hand of length 15 in. When Temi’s clock strikes 3 o’clock, what is the length of the segment drawn from the end of the minute hand to the end of the hour hand? Express your answer in simplest radical form. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 457622: a boat travels 4 hours downstream with a current of 6 mph, returning against the current takes 5 hours. find the distance traveled Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 457371: Suppose you travel a total of 100 miles. For the first mile, you were going at a speed of 1 mph. For the second mile, you were going at a speed of 2 mph. For the third mile, you were going at a speed of 3mph, and so on. What would be your average speed over the entire 100-mile trip? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 457111: Jesse rents a moving van for \$75 and must pay \$2 per mile. The following week, Alex rents the same van, is charged \$80 for the rental and \$1.50 per mile. If they each paid the same amount and drove the same number of miles, how far did they each travel? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458325: how far does it take a 42,000pd 18 wheeler going 45mph to stop Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 458514: I need to create a word problem and I am having a hard time setting up the problem once I create it. This is the word problem I have created. I took my son Go-Kart racing. One lap around the track is 804m. The worker releases my son on the track first and then releases me on the track 5 seconds later. My sons Go-Kart travels 6 mph and my Go-Kart travels 7mph. How long would it take me to pass my son on the track? I am thinking this is how I would set this up. x = my Go-Kart y = my sons Go-Kart t = the time it would take me to pass my son on the track Actually, I am pretty much lost and not even sure if I have an accurate word problem or I need to tweek the word problem in order to get an answer. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 458480: A man rode a bycycle for 12 mi and then hiked an additional 8 mi. The total time for the trip was 5 hr. If his biking was 10 mph faster than his hiking rate, what was each rate? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 458588: On Monday, Roger drove to work in 38 minutes. On Tuesday, he averaged 10 miles per hour more, and it took him 5 minutes less to get to work. How far (in miles) does he travel to work? (Please round your answer to one decimal place.) Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 458604: a driver averaged 44 miles per hour and took 11 hours to travel between two cities. What is the distance between the two cities? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 458601: Two automobiles travel in opposite directions from the same starting point. If the speed of one is twice the speed of the other and they are 240.0 km apart at the end of 2.0 h, what is the speed of the slower car (in m/s)? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458585: On Monday, Roger drove to work in 38 minutes. On Tuesday, he averaged 10 miles per hour more, and it took him 5 minutes less to get to work. How far (in miles) does he travel to work? (Please round your answer to one decimal place.) Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458648: A car travels at 45 miles per hour for 90 minutes. How far has it traveled in this time? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 458551: A motorboatcan maintain a constant speed of 43 miles/hr in relation to the water. the boat makes a trip upstream to a certain point in 49 min, the return trip takes 37min. What is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458636: at 69 km/h how far can you travel in 4 h? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458642: Ann is driving down a street at 57 km/h. Suddenly a child runs into the street. If it takes Ann 0.765s to react and apply the brakes, how far will she have moved before she begins to slow down? Answer in units of m. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458549: An airplane can fly 600 miles with the wind in the same amount of time as it can fly 475 miles against the wind. If the wind speed is 25 mph, find the speed of the plane in still air. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458532: If an object is propelled upward from a height of s feet at an initial velocity of v feet per second, then its height h after t seconds is given by the equation h=-16t^2+vt+s, where h is in feet. If the object is propelled from a height of 8 feet with an initial velocity of 64 feet per second, its height h is given by the equation h=-16t^2+64t+8. After how many seconds is the height 68 feet? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 456938: A family determined the average cost of maintaining and operating the family car to be about \$.30 per mile. On one trip, the family drove at an average rate of 50 miles per hour for a total of 6.5 hours. On the second trip, they drove at an average rate of 55 miles per hour for a total of 6 hours. which trip cost more? how much more? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458496: Two runners approaching each other on a straight track have constant speeds of 4.5m/s and 3.5m/s, respectively, when they are 100m apart. How long will it take for the runners to meet, and at what position will they meet if they maintain these speeds? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458479: Two trains travel at right angles to each other after leaving the same train station at the same time. Two hours later they are 70.46 miles apart. If one travels 9 miles per hour slower than the other, what is the rate of the faster train? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458690: David got in his '29 Ford and started driving west from Florida at a constant speed of 30 miles per hour. An hour later Anna got in her '31 Buick and started driving west from Florida at a constant speed. After driving 4 hours Anna had passed David and was 10 miles ahead of him. How fast was Anna driving? PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION!!!!! PLEASE!!! THANK YOU!! Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)
 Question 458690: David got in his '29 Ford and started driving west from Florida at a constant speed of 30 miles per hour. An hour later Anna got in her '31 Buick and started driving west from Florida at a constant speed. After driving 4 hours Anna had passed David and was 10 miles ahead of him. How fast was Anna driving? PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION!!!!! PLEASE!!! THANK YOU!! Click here to see answer by mananth(13129)
 Question 458690: David got in his '29 Ford and started driving west from Florida at a constant speed of 30 miles per hour. An hour later Anna got in her '31 Buick and started driving west from Florida at a constant speed. After driving 4 hours Anna had passed David and was 10 miles ahead of him. How fast was Anna driving? PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION!!!!! PLEASE!!! THANK YOU!! Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 453520: An airplane takes 7 hours to travel a distance of 5880 km against the wind. The return trip takes 6 hours with the wind. What is the rate of the plane in still air and what is the rate of the wind? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 453529: Two buses leave towns 1050 km apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One bus travels 10 km/h faster than the other. If they meet in 5 hours, what is the rate of each bus? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 458640: An electron, starting at rest and moving with a constant acceleration, travels 4.9 cm in 14 ms. What is the magnitude of this acceleration? Answer in units of km/s^2 Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 458699: In still water, a boat averages 30 miles per hour. It takes the boat the same amount of time to travel 16 mles downstream, with the current, as 14 miles upstream, against the current. What is the rate of the water's current? Click here to see answer by mananth(13129)

 Question 458705: Please answer my question!! Don is 10 kilometers ahead of Jane, and both are traveling forward. How long will it take Jane to catch up with Don if Jane is traveling at 10 kilometers per hour and Don is traveling at 6 kilometers per hour. Thanks for answering my question. Click here to see answer by mananth(13129)
 Question 458705: Please answer my question!! Don is 10 kilometers ahead of Jane, and both are traveling forward. How long will it take Jane to catch up with Don if Jane is traveling at 10 kilometers per hour and Don is traveling at 6 kilometers per hour. Thanks for answering my question. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10283)

 Question 452142: The stopping distance d of a car after the breaks are applied varies directly as the square of the speed r. If a car traveling 80mph can stop in 360ft, how many feet will it take the same car to stop when it is traveling 20mph? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)