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 Question 481446: A car traveled 510 miles in 8 hours. The car traveled the first 300 miles at a constant rate before increasing its speed by 10 mph. Then it traveled another 210 miles at the increased speed. Find the rate of the car for the first 300 miles Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 481596: Distance: Two cars leave an intersection, one traveling south and one traveling east. After 1 hour the two cars are 50 miles apart and the car traveling east has traveled 10 miles farther than the car traveling south. How far did each car travel? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 481613: Traveling at 70 miles/hour, how many minutes will it take to drive 175 miles to San Antonio? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 481641: Carl and Brad are both driving to a frisbee game from Carl's house. Brad gets to the field first in _____ hours. His average speed while driving was 52.3 mph. Carl took 40 minutes longer and had an averale speed of 46.7 mph. How long did it take Carl to get to the field? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 481745: 2 trains leave the station at the same time, one heading east and the other west. The eastbound train travels 10 mph faster. 3 hours later the trains are 510 miles apart. What it the rate of the eastbound train? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 481768: please help me solve this problem. two missiles are 450 miles apart and are moving toward each other.one missile travels 100 mph faster than the other.in 30 minute4s the missiles collide.what was the rate of speed of each missile? two ships are 900 miles apart and moving toward each other.one ship travels twice as fast as the other.in 6 hours the ship pass each other what is the rate of speed of each ship? armies A and B are situated 26,400 feet apart.Army A fires a missile traveling at 8600 feet per second at Army B.Two seconds later,Army B shoots an antibalistic missile at Army A's missile and hits it 400 feet from Army B's position.how fast is Army B's missile moving? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 481838: A remote control car races straight down the street at 26 miles per hour. Two hours later, a second remote control car races straight down the same street at 52 miles per hour in pursuit of the first car. From the moment the first car started, how many hours will it take the second car to catch up to the first? On what scale is the speed of each car measured? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 481838: A remote control car races straight down the street at 26 miles per hour. Two hours later, a second remote control car races straight down the same street at 52 miles per hour in pursuit of the first car. From the moment the first car started, how many hours will it take the second car to catch up to the first? On what scale is the speed of each car measured? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 481874: two missiles sped directly at each other, one at 1200 km/h and the other at 1500 km/h. Initially they are 8190 km apart and are fired simultaneously. After what interval of time they collide? thank you sir/madam! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16885)

 Question 481886: On a 345 mile trip to NJ our family averaged 48.6 mph. Approximately how long did it take to get there Click here to see answer by solver91311(16885)

 Question 481889: A butcher has ham weighing 17 3/4 pounds . If he cuts it into 3 equal pieces how much will each of the smaller hams weigh Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 481958: two cars leave town at the same time in the same direction. One car travels at 62 mph and the other at 85 mph. How ong will it take for the cars to be 100 miles apart? Round the answer to two decimal places. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16885)

 Question 481982: Helen takes public transportation to and from work each day. The blue line bus stops at State Street and Main every twenty minutes. The red line bus stopes there every half hour. If both buses were at the stop at 1:10pm what is the next time that Helen will be able to change buses at the State Street stop without waiting? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9679)

 Question 481992: an airplane travling 800 miles in 120 minutes what would the average speed? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481993: Newport and Verm are 192 miles apart. A car leaves Newport traveling toward Verm, and another Verm at the same time traveling towards Newport. The car leaving Newport averages 10 miles per hour more than the other, and they meet after 1 hour and 36 minutes. What are the average speeds of the cars? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9679)

 Question 21332: After robbing a bank in Dodge City, a robber gallops off at 12 mi/h. 20 minutes later, the marshall leaves to pursue the robber at 16 mi/h. How long (in hours) does it take the marshall to catch up to the robber? Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 482188: The speed of a passenger train is 14 mph faster than the speed of a freight train. The passenger train travels 250 miles in the same time it takes the freight train to travel 180 miles. Find the speed of each train. Click here to see answer by emargo19(101)

 Question 482248: The speed of a stream is 4 mph, if a boat travels 44 miles downstream in the same time that it takes to travel 22 miles, what is the speed of the boat in still water Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 482344: a train travelling at 50mph takes five minutes for its whole length to pass by an observer ,what is the length of the train Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 482333: An athlete decides to run the same distance in 1/4th less time that she usually took. By how percent will she have to increase her average speed? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482334: A chartered jet can travel the 3600 km to a math convention in 3 h when flying with the wind. Against the wind, the trip takes 4 h. What is the jet's rate in still air? What is the rate of the wind? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482369: a river flows at the rate of 2.5 kph. at what rate should a boat sail against the current so that the actual rate is 8.5 kph? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 482313: Donald and Eric swam as a team in a relay race. Donald swam at a steady 3 km/h while Eric returned at an average rate of 4 km/h. Their total time was posted as 5 h 15 min. How long did Eric swim? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 482391: An airplane flies 1200 miles into the wind in 3 hours. The return trip take 2 hours. Find the speed of the airplane without a wind and the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6505)

 Question 482478: I have the following problem that I could not get past. 6. A car is traveling on a highway. The distance (in miles) from its destination and the time (in hours) is given by the equation d = 420 - 65t a. What is the vertical intercept of the line? (I think it's 420 but am not sure) b. What is the practical meaning of the vertical intercept? (Once I can solve the first problem this one I can solve) c. What is the slope of the line represented by the equation? (Not sure about this one since it's too far ahead in the problem) d. What is the practical meaning of the slope determined in part c? e. What is the horizontal intercept? f. What is the practical domain of this function. g. Graph the equation, both by hand and with your graphing calculator, to verify your answers. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 22028: A ship travels from New York to Southampton, England at 33 miles per hour. A plane traveling 605 miles per hour takes 104 hours less time to make the same trip. How far apart are the two cities? Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 22105: River flows at 2 mph. Phil can paddle in still water at 8 mph. If he is 4 miles downstream from a log floating toward him, how long will it take him to reach the log? Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 22207: I need to write an algebraic statement to describe this situation, and I am stumped! One person can carry a 4-day supply of food and water for a trip across the desert that takes 6 days to cross. One person cannot make the trip alone because the food and water would be gone after 4 days. How many people would have to start out in order for one person to get across and the others to return to the starting point? Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 22284: A bus leaves a station at 1 PM, traveling west at an average rate of 44 mi/h. One hour later a second bus leaves the same station, traveling east at a rate of 48 mi/h. At what time will the two buses be 274 miles apart? Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 22873: My son is in the six grade. Can you please help us with this problem. A rectangular Persian carpet has a perimeter of 204 inches. The length of the carpet is 30 inches more than the width. What are the dimensions of the carpet? Thanks Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 482582: What is the distance in three hours at 60 km/h Click here to see answer by zoobi (1)

 Question 482503: If you could walk a mile in 30 minutes, how long would it take you to walk 2 kilometers? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 482696: On Jerry's way to work in the morning, he was only able to travel at a rate of 20 mph because of traffic. On his drive home, he averaged 40mph. If his total time was 1 1/2 hours, how long did it take him to drive to work? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 482696: On Jerry's way to work in the morning, he was only able to travel at a rate of 20 mph because of traffic. On his drive home, he averaged 40mph. If his total time was 1 1/2 hours, how long did it take him to drive to work? Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 482641: If you are going 50 kilometers per hour, how many meters per second are you traveling? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 482719: Jim has travelled 5/6 of his total trip. He has travelled 520 miles so far. How many more miles does he have to travel? A. 624 miles B.86 2/3 miles C. None of these D. 104 miles Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482693: Sam rows at a speed of 6.5 miles per hour in still water. If Sam rows 9 miles up-stream and then back again in a total of 3.25 hours, what is the speed of the current, in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482691: a plane averaged 500 miles per hour on a 4 hour flight. For the first three hours, the plane flew at 480 miles per hour. What was the speed of the plane, in miles per hour, during the last hour? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482657: A freight train starts a trip from LA at 12 (noon). At 2 pm a passenager train starts over the same route at the speed of 30 mph faster than the freight train. If the passenger train takes over the freight train at 5 pm, find the average speed of each of the two trains. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482646: If a horse runs 1 1/2 miles in 2 minutes and 24 seconds how fast is he running in MPH? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482645: Your car's gas tank holds 70 liters and is one quarter full. Your car gets 7.4 kilometers/liter. You see a sign saying, "Next gas 117 kilometers." Do you have enough gas? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482604: A diesel train traveled to Johannesburg and back. It took one hour longer to go there then it took to come back. The average speed on the trip there was 27 km/h. The average speed on the way back was 36km/h. How many hours did the trip there take. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482603: Ted left the white house and traveled west at an average speed of 45km/h. Huong left one hour later and traveled in the same direction but with an average speed of 56 km/h. How long did Ted travel before Huong caught up. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482853: In a bicycle race, Lionel gives Robert a 500 m advantage. Also, Lionel agrees to start 15 min after Robert. If Lionel bikes at 17 km/h and Robert at 14 km/h, how long will it take Lionel after he starts biking to overtake Robert? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 482801: what is the equation to solving this kind of problem? At 1:00 PM Lucia left her home and began walking at 6 km/hr toward Kiley’s house. Fifteen minutes later, Kiley left her home and walked at 9 km/hr toward Lucia’s house. If Lucia lives 5 km from Kiley, at what time did they meet? Who walked farther? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

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