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 Question 483754: could you please help me to find the answer in this question. a boat travels 3 km due east and then 4 km due north . How far is the man from the starting point? Thanks. Click here to see answer by student141910(1)

 Question 483786: can anyone pls. answer this. Two cars are traveling in opposite directions at the rate of 60kph and 72kph. How far are they apart after 90 minutes if they depart simultaneously from the same location? your answers would be so helpful... >>Thank You<< Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 483812: an airplane flew 660 miles with the wind, and then took 40 minutes longer for the return flight against the wind. if the plane flies 200 miles per hour in still air, find the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 483870: " A motor boat travels upstream whose current is in 3 kph. The boat reaches a destination 54 km just to unload its cargo and returns immediately to its starting point. The boat is back in 5 1/4 hours. Assuming that the unloading of cargo has a negligible time, what was the speed of the boat in still water? " Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 483923: It takes heidi 10 minutes to get to school going at a speed of 27 miles/home. How long does it take her to get to school if she goes 40 miles/hour? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 483907: A passenger train travelling at 60 mph takes two hours less time to reach Central from Jonesboro than a frieght train travelling at 40 mph. Find the distance between the cities. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483826: Two vehicles set out simultaneously from places 800kilometer apart .They traveled toward each other and passed at the end of 5 hours .The speed of one vehicle was 8 kilometers per hour greater than that of the other.Find the speed of each. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483825: A jet plane flew in a direct line from its base to a point at the rate of 400 miles an hour and returned over the same route at the rate of350 miles an hour . requiring 12 minutes longer on the return trip . How far from its base did it fly? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483940: A car travels at the rate of 40 miles per hour and averages 15 miles per gallon of gasoline. Which of the following best approximates the number of gallons that will be used in 2 hours of traveling at 40 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 484014: Michelle drove to a friend's house at a rate of 40mph. She returned by the same route at a rate of 45mph. The driving time for the round trip was 4 hours. What was the distance she traveled? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 484037: how do you solve this problem over a 3-day weekend, you take a 592-mile trip. if you average 32 miles per gallon on the trip, how many gallons of gasoline did you use? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 484131: A man walking acros a train bridge is 0.65 of the way across the bridge when he hears a train coming. The speed of the train (vt)=60mph. The man run at top speed(constant)in either direction and just get off of the bridge before the train runs over him. How fast can the man run? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 484161: You and your friend live 12 miles apart. you leave home at the same time and travel toward each other. you walk at a rate of 4 miles per hour and your friend bicycles at a rate of 11 miles per hour. a. How long after you leave home will you meet? how far from home will each of you be? b. Suppose your friend bicycles at a rate of 12 miles per hour. how much sooner will you meet? How far from home will each of you be? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 484151: 3. Moving Costs Moving company A charges \$80 plus \$55 an hour to move households across town. Moving Company B charges \$75 an hour for cross-town moves. For what lengths of time is Moving Company B more expensive than Moving Company A? Write an inequality and solve for time t. Show your work not just the final answer. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 484097: if it takes 3 days for a space vehicle to travel from earth to the moon. how long will it take same vehicle at same speed to travel to jupiter. earth is 240,000 miles and jupiter is 390,000,000 from earth Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)
 Question 484097: if it takes 3 days for a space vehicle to travel from earth to the moon. how long will it take same vehicle at same speed to travel to jupiter. earth is 240,000 miles and jupiter is 390,000,000 from earth Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 484184: I am stumped by this question: Michael drove to a friend's house at a rate of 40 mph. He returned by the same route at a rate of 45 mph. The driving time for the round trip was 4 hours. What is the distance Michael traveled. I came up with ((40+45)/2)*4 = 170 I don't think that is the right answer because it assumes I traveled 2 hours at each speed which doesn't seem correct. Can you advise what the correct formula is to solve this problem? Thanks. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 484184: I am stumped by this question: Michael drove to a friend's house at a rate of 40 mph. He returned by the same route at a rate of 45 mph. The driving time for the round trip was 4 hours. What is the distance Michael traveled. I came up with ((40+45)/2)*4 = 170 I don't think that is the right answer because it assumes I traveled 2 hours at each speed which doesn't seem correct. Can you advise what the correct formula is to solve this problem? Thanks. Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 483564: if a car travels at the speed of 40 km per hour , if the speed is doubled for the same time what distance the car will travel? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 484191: if your traveling at 500mph in 15 minutes how far will you have traveled? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)
 Question 484191: if your traveling at 500mph in 15 minutes how far will you have traveled? Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 484182: A plane on a search mission flew east from an airport, turned, and flew west back to the airport. The plane cruised at 300 km/h when flying east, and 400 km/h when flying west. The plane was in the air for 7 hours. How far did from the airport did the plane travel? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 484367: At one point in a Girl Scout cookie sales drive, region C had sold 1500 boxes of cookies, and region D had sold 1200 boxes of cookies. If region D tries harder, they can sell 50 more boxes of cookies every day than region C. a. How many days will it take for region D to catch up? b. If sales are stopped after 8 more days, can you tell how many total boxes each region sold? Explain. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484333: if you drive at 50 mi/hr for 2 hours then how far will you go in miles and kilometer? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484206: Two jets leave Stockholm at the same time, one traveling east at 880 km/h and one traveling west at 820 km/h. In how many hours will they be 10,200 km apart? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484176: Two buses leaves houston at the same times and travel opposite directions one bus average 55 miles per hour second bus average 45 miles per hour when will they be 400 miles apart Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484055: A twin engined aircraft can fly 1120 miles from city A to city B in 5 hours with the wind and make the return trip 7 hours against the wind what is the speed of the wind Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484043: It took John 2.5 hours to run from Cinnaminson to Burlington Township at a constant speed. The return trip only took 2 hours because he increased his speed by 3 km/h. How fast was he running from Cinnaminson to Burlington Township? I have tried my equation of: let x=original speed 2.5hours/x kmh = 2hrs/x+3 but the answer comes out to a negative, and the equation isn't correct...I cannot remember the correct way of solving this; if you could help me a tiny bit, I would be extremely grateful! Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484026: how long would it take to swim across a lake that is 900 meters across if you swim at 1.5 m/sec Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484477: How would I solve this problem? Like what would my equations be to solve it?? : You commute 56 miles one way to work. The trip to work takes 10 minutes longer than the trip home. Your average speed on the trip home is 8 miles per hour faster. What is your average speed on the trip home? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484455: if your going 75 miles per hour how many miles per minute are you going? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484518: A plane leaves chicago and flies 750 miles to new york. if it takes 2.5 hours to get back to new york flying against the wind, but only 2 hours to fly back to chicago, what is the planes rate of speed and what is the wind speed? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 484592: you pull out the driveway at your house on your way to class driving 30mph. 30 minutes later someone from home saw that you left your homework and started driving towards your direction at 60 pmh. How long will it take for the person's car to be next to yours? How far did you drive before the person caught up with you? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 484677: how fast in mph is a car going if it travels 1 mile in 72 seconds Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 484744: Two planes which are 2160 miles apart fly toward each other. Their speeds differ by 70 mph. If they pass each other in 3 hours, what is the speed of each? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 484694: How many L of a 45% sugar solution must be mixed with a 4 L of pure water to make a 27% solution? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 484757: how long does it take to drive 200 miles (320km) at 10mph? Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 484768: how fast in km/h would i need to run to cover 2.4 km in 11 minutes? Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 484810: Daddy Lanz and his daughter shin leave home at the same time in separate automobiles. Daddy Lanz drives to his office, a distance of 24 km, and shin drives to school, a distance of 28 km. They arrive at their destinations at the same time. What are their Average rates, if daddy lanz's average rate is 12km/hr less than shin's? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 484796: If a train can travel 480 miles per hour with the wind at 420 miles per hour against the wind, find the speed of the plane without wind and the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 484858: the lead car in a race is .5 miles ahead of the second ar and is traveling 2 mies per hour faster after x mohours will the lead car is d(x) miles in front of the second car where d(x) = a.)(2x) - 5 b.) 2x + 5 c.)(2x).5 d.) 2x + .5 Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 484718: in a bike race, Steve gives Jim a 500m head start. Also, steve agrees to start 15 min after jim. If steve travels at 17 km/hr and Jin at 14km/hr how long will it take steve after he starts to overtake Jim? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 484761: Man jogs 10 km/hr. to stadium. He drives back at 60 km/hr. and saves one hour. How far was the stadium. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 484939: How long would it take a car to travel a distance of 75 km at a speed if 25km/h? Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 484875: How much distance (in feet) does a vehicle travel per second at 85 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

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