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 Question 479902: Robert left on a trip, traveling at 45 mi/h. One- half hour later, Laura discovered that Robert forgot his luggage, and so she left along the same route, traveling at 54 mi/h, to catch up with him. When did Laura catch up with Robert? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 479986: The distance between two cities is 100 miles, and a woman drives from one city to the other at rate of 50 mph. At what rate must she return if the total travel time is three hours and forty minutes? Click here to see answer by Aswathy(23)

 Question 480042: if I want to pass a car just in front of me going at 55mph, what will my speed be to pass within 1/4 of a mile? Show me the mathematical work thanks. Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 480071: An athlete decides to run the same distance in 1/4th less time that she usually took. By how much percent will she have to increase her average speed? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 480178: At a speed of 40 miles per hour, how many minutes does it take to cover 8 miles? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 480199: How long would it take for something travelling 95,094,180 kph to travel 150,000,000? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 480293: 2 people live 300 miles (3 hours) apart. What are the odds of them meeting each other accidentally? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16890)

 Question 480182: I am doing summer work and I am stuck on my last question: Carlos and Maria drove a total of 258 miles in 5 hours. Carlos drove the first part of the trip and averaged 53 miles per hour. Maria drove the remainder of the trip and averaged 51 miles per hour. For approximately how many hours did Maria drive? Round answer to the nearest tenth if necessary. Thanks! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 480359: Two cars started from the same point. One traveled north at 55 mi/h and the other traveled west at 65 mi/h. How far apart were the cars after 4 hours? Round to the nearest tenth of a mile. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 480359: Two cars started from the same point. One traveled north at 55 mi/h and the other traveled west at 65 mi/h. How far apart were the cars after 4 hours? Round to the nearest tenth of a mile. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 480398: A jet airliner flies at 300 mph for the first half hour and last half hour of a flight. The rest of the time it flies at 600 mph. How long does it take to fly a distance of 4500 miles? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 480464: A certain fish requires 3 hours to swim 15 kilometers downstream. The return trip upstream take 5 hours. Find the speed of the fish in still water. How fast is the current of the stream? Click here to see answer by Aswathy(23)

 Question 480693: a car travels 60 mph for a distance of 300 miles how long did the tip take? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16890)

 Question 480730: What is the air speed of a plane traveling 3200 miles in 12 minute? Clark.gimbert@bldr.com Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 480771: a boat traveled 210 miles downstream and back. the trip downstream took 10 hours. The trip back took 70 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water? what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 480792: I have a math problem and the answer but need help with the setup and solving it. Mike and Adam left a bus terminal at the same time and traveled in opposite directions. Mike's bus was in heavy traffic and had to travel 20mph slower than Adam's. After 3 hours their buses were 270 miles apart. How fast was each bus traveling. Answer: Adam 55mph Mike 35mph Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 480713: if you were going 25 mph how long would it take you to travel 2,880 ft. ? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 480994: If vehicle A is traveling at 3mph and vehicle B wishes to overtake vehicle A while following at 3mph. How fast does vehicle B need to go to safely pass vehicle A. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481011: a father walks 36 miles an hour while his son cover the same distance on riding twice the faster route of speed. at this rate how many miles would the rider travel in 9hrs' Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481036: In traveling from city A to city B, John drove for 1 hour at 50 mph and for 3 hours at 60 mph. What was his average speed for the whole trip Click here to see answer by rfer(12660)
 Question 481036: In traveling from city A to city B, John drove for 1 hour at 50 mph and for 3 hours at 60 mph. What was his average speed for the whole trip Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 481051: If I'm traveling at a rate of 13,000 MPH how long will it take me to travel the distance of 3,000 miles? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481050: At 85 km/h how far can you travel in 6 hours Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481055: By increasing his average speed by 10 mi/hr, a motorist could save 36 minutes in traveling a distance of 120 miles. Find her actual average speed. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 481074: Two joggers start from different locations and simultaneously begin heading toward each other. One of the joggers jogs 21 mph, while the other jogs 18 mph. If the two joggers are 429 miles apart, how many hours will it take before they meet? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 481107: A motorboat can travel 24 miles downstream in 2 hours. It requires 3 hours to make the return trip. Find the rate of the boat in still water and the rate of the stream. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 481120: a man can row at 5 km/h in still water.he rows upstream 3 km back to his starting point.if the total time is 1 hour 15 min ,the speed of the current is Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 481073: In 1990, the life expectancy of males in a certain country was 70.2 years. In 1997, it was 72.7 years...? Let E represent the life expectancy in year t and let t represent the number of years since 1990. The linear function E(t) that fits the data is E(t)=__t + ___. (round to the nearest tenth) Use the function to predict the life expenctancy of males in 2008. E(13)=___. (round to the nearest tenth Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 481116: A cyclist travel 27 km in 2 hours.How far would he travel in 7 hours? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6959)

 Question 480990: Two cruise ships leave port at the same time. One heads south and the other goes east. Later that day they are 170 miles apart. One ship has traveled 70 miles more than the other ship. How many miles has each ship gone? Thank you for your assistance in showing me how to set this up with distance/rate/time formula! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 481072: trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on the parallel tracks. train A is traveling at 80 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 100 miles per hour. Train A passed a station at 6:15 pm if train B passes the same station at 6:30 pm. At what time will train B catch up with train A? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 481259: how long does it take to go 60 miles driving 85MPH? Click here to see answer by rfer(12660)
 Question 481259: how long does it take to go 60 miles driving 85MPH? Click here to see answer by ccs2011(207)

 Question 481258: how long does it take to go 60 miles driving 75MPH? Click here to see answer by rfer(12660)

 Question 481253: A car traveled for 1/2 hour at r mph, then increased the speed by 10 mph and traveled for 1 1/2 hour more. How far did the car go? (Express the answer in terms of r). Click here to see answer by ccs2011(207)

 Question 481277: On the interstate, Kyle has a 20 mile head start on a trip to Chicago. If Kyle maintains a speed of 62mph and Jessica maintain a speed of 68mph, how long doe it take Jessica to catch Kyle? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481315: If a ball is traveling 74 MPH how long does it take it to travel forty feet. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6959)
 Question 481315: If a ball is traveling 74 MPH how long does it take it to travel forty feet. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481245: A cyclist bikes x distance at 10 mile per hour and returns over the same path at 8 miles per hour. Whe is the cyclist's average rate for the round trip? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481376: Two trains are 2 kms apart. Speed of one train is 20m/s and the other train is running at 30 m/s. Lengths of the 1st train is 200 and other is 300m. In how much time do the trains cross each other? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 481420: warren,dindo, and ermer were assigned to paint the tennis court.painting alone, warren can do it in 6 hours,dindo in 10 hours and ermer in 15 hours.how long would it take them to finish painting the tennis court together? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9680)

 Question 481421: two cars from valencia travel in opposite direction.one towards cagayan de oro city and the other towards davao city.if one travels 10 kph faster than the other and they are 212.5 km after one hour and 15 minutes,what are their rates? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9680)

 Question 481427: gladys can paddle her banca 24 km downstream in three hours less time than she can paddle the same distance upstream.if the current is 2 km per hour,hoe fast can gladys paddle her banca in the still water? Click here to see answer by mathstutor494(95)

 Question 481337: Shelia and Todd drove a total of 503 miles in 12.8 hours. Todd drove the first part of the trip and averaged 45 miles per hour. Shelia drove the remainder of the trip and averaged 35 miles per hour. For what length of time did Todd drive? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 481550: a plane traveled to Des Moines and back. The trip there was with the wind. It took 4 hours. the trip back was into the wind. the trip back took 8 hours. find the speed of the plane in still air and the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

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