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 Question 476955: Car D is traveling at 60mph behind Car E, which is traveling at 50mph and is 15 miles ahead. How long will it take Car D to reach Car E? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 476969: Train A is 30 miles ahead of Train B. Train A is traveling at 100 mph and train B is traveling at 120 mph. How long will it take Train B to overtake Train A? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 477097: driving at 40 mph covers 17 miles in how many seconds. Click here to see answer by wilft1(67)

 Question 477111: If the global climate were to warm significantly as a result of the greenhouse effect or other climatic change, the Arctic ice cap would start to mekt. The ice cap contains the equivalent of some 680,000 cubic miles of water. More than 200 million people live on land that is less than 3 feet above sea level. In the united states several large cities have low average elevations. Threee examples are boston(14Feet), new orleans(4feet),San diego(13feet). In this eare to estimate the rise in sea level if the artic ice cap were to melt and to determine whether this event would have a significant impact on people living in coastal areas.(a)oceans cover appproximately 71% of the total surface area of earth. How many square miles of earth's surface are covered by oceans? Click here to see answer by wilft1(67)

 Question 477137: If you are taking a 350-mile trip and for 70 miles you average 35 mph and the rest is at an average of 50 mph, how long will it take you to arrive at your destination? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57214)

 Question 477145: The stopping distance d of a car after the brakes are applied varies directly as the square of the speed r. If a car is traveling 60 mph can stop in 200 feet, how many feet will it take the same car to stop when it is traveling 50 mph? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 477157: A rocket ship is traveling at a speed of 27 feet per minute. At this speed how many miles will it travel in one hour? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 477036: What time will the storm arrive if it is moving at 16 mph and is 250 miles away? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15623)

 Question 477280: Two cars travel the same route, both leaving from the same point. The slower car averages 40 mph, and the faster car 50 mph. If the faster car leaves 2 hours later than the slower one, in how many hours, will the faster car catch up to the slower one? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57214)

 Question 477121: Ok here is the problem. An airplane flying at a rate of 500 miles per hour leaves Los Angeles.One-half hour later,a second airplane leaves Los Angeles in the same direction flying at a rate of 600 miles per hour.How long will it take the second airplane to overtake the first? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15623)

 Question 477435: If i biked 12 miles in an hour, how fast was I going? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 477460: a car moves from one station to another with 40 km/h and return with 60 km/h. find average speed and average velocity Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 477475: two cars enter a interstioin one going 40 mph the other going 20 mph who was there frist? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 477476: two cars enter a interstioin one going 40 mph the other going 20 mph and hit eachother who was ther frist Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 477542: a referee jogs diagonally from one corner of a 50ft by 90ft basketball court to the far corner. How far does he jog? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57214)

 Question 477549: A small hose can fill a swimming pool in 8 hours. A large hose can fill the same pool in 5 hours. How long will it take to fill the pool when both hoses are used? Click here to see answer by htmentor(788)

 Question 477555: A car travels 48 miles per hour for 2 hours, what is the total distance the car travels? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 477563: At 1:00 PM two planes leave Rome to fly to Paris. One flies 46 mi/hr faster than the other. One plane lands at 2:30 PM and the other, ten minutes later. Find the distance between Rome and Paris. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 477581: A plane can travel 910 miles with a 35mph tailwind in the same time it can travel 760 miles with a 40mph headwind. How fast can the plane travel with no wind resistance? I just need a formula and I would try to figure it on my own thank you so much Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 477670: 2 trains leave their respective station in opposite direction.one at 12.00 and the other 12.40.They travel at a constant speed Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 477758: if i was driving 10 miles at 1 mph how long would it take me to get to the tenth mile ? Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 477772: Explain how travel times have changed people view of distance Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 477748: An express train travels 150 km in the same time a tourist bus travels 120 km. If the bus travelled 20 kph less than the train, what is the speed of each? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 477812: Peter can mow the lawn in 40 minutes and john in 60 minutes.how long will it takes for them to mow the lawn together? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 477814: I don't know why I am stuck on something so easy!!! I am driving to Atlanta soon from New Orleans. It is about 7 hours and about 459 miles.My car should be full on about \$30. My car gets 25 miles per gallon so, I am trying to figure out how much gas it will take to get there? Please help me!!!! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 477882: A girl runs away from her house. She runs 12 miles west and turns and heads 16 miles north. How far away is she from her house? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57214)

 Question 477903: If two planes are each traveling towards each other at 535 mph how long will it take them to travel 1/2 mi? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 478020: Which of the following has a unit rate of 17 miles per hour? A. 60 miles in 2 hours B. 85 miles in 5 hours C. 90 miles in 10 hours D. 120 miles in 15 hours Click here to see answer by stanbon(57214)

 Question 477979: The first person has a rate of 45mph and gets a 40 mile headstart. The second person has a rate of 55mph. How long will it take for the second person to catch up to the first. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 478293: IF A CAR IS TRAVELING 21 MPH, HOW MANY MILES CAN IT TRAVEL WITH 4 3/4 GALLONS. Click here to see answer by wilft1(67)

 Question 478291: how long will it take to sail to Vietnam from Cameroon and how many hours does a cargo ship sail per kilo meter Click here to see answer by wilft1(67)

 Question 478321: If a driver drove 24 miles at 60 miles per hour, how much fuel would he use? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 478320: how long will it take me to get to work on my moped traveling 30 miles per hour and the distance is 12 miles? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 478317: how long will it take me to get to work on my moped going 30 miles per hour and i have to travel nine miles? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30955)

 Question 478315: This is a question off of my upcoming Flight Aptitude test: It will take 4 hours, 32 minutes, and 30 seconds to dig one part of a mortar pit. If the other part takes exactly 3/4 of the time it takes to dig the first part, how long will it take to dig the second part of the mortar pit? A) 2 Hours, 24 Minutes, 22.5 Seconds B) 3 Hours, 46 Minutes, 36 Seconds C) 3 Hours, 24 Minutes, 22.5 Seconds D) 1 Hours, 56 Minutes, 39 Seconds _________________ My work: I think (A) is wrong because simplifying things down to just "hours", that's closer to 1/2 the time. I think (D) is wrong because that is even less than (A), which is close to 1/2. So it is obviously not close to 3/4. I do not know how to decide between B or C because of the seconds and minutes. Both hours are "3" which is close by approximation to 3/4 of the 4 hour, 32 minute, and 30 second time, which is how I ruled out (A) or (D). I know I can take the minutes and convert that into an improper fraction with the hours. That gives me something like (Please forgive this long paragraph, not meaning to waste your time but I am also trying to figure this out as I type it) Solving this: Original Time: 4 hours, 32 minutes, 30 seconds. Make this an improper fraction: 4 wholes, 32 parts. 32/60 = 8/15 4x15=60. So, our original time equals 68/15ths. Multiply that by 3/4. 68x3=214. 15x4=60. 214/60 = 107/30. This equals 3 wholes (which is 107 - 90, leaves me with 17/30, which converting back to minutes is 34 minutes (by multiplying by 2)). So, 3 hours and 34 minutes. I need to incorporate those seconds to get an accurate answer but I don't know how. _______________________________________________ I know this is way more involved than your average question you get on here but I would tremendously appreciate the help. Thank you very much! P.S. I know for a fact there is a simpler way to go about solving these, maybe a formula or logical pathway to a "10 second answer" because this took me over half an hour to type and I would have 60 seconds on my test. Again, thank you very much! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 478377: Ben and David both cycled a distance of 24km. They started at the same time. David completed it earlier than Ben 20 minutes. If davids average speed was 9km/h find bens average speed. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 478418: If two planes leave the same airport at l p.m. One flies West at 180 mph & one flies North at 210 mph. How far apart will they be at 3 p.m.? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 478422: during the first part of a trip a canoeist travels 68 miles at a certain speed. The canoeist travels 3 miles on the second part of the trip at a speed of 5 mph slower the total time for the trip is 3 hours what was the speed on each part of the trip Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 478424: Driving 35mph, one covers 17 miles in how my seconds Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 478379: Maria and Jody start to travel in the same direction from the same pont. Maria drives 30 mph faster than Jody. How long will it take Maria to have 45 miles in between them? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9647)

 Question 478450: If a train travels 40 miles per hour from one city to another, it reaches 10 minutes late and if it travels 30 miles per hour then it reaches 16 minutes late. What is distance between two cities. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 478605: Jake is traveling 14 mph in his boat. After 5 hours, how far will he have traveled? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

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