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 Question 485927: Davin and Iris decided to run at a heart-shaped track with a perimeter of 1600 meters. They start at the same point and run in opposite directions. If the ratio of Davin's speed to Iris's speed is 3:2 and they meet again after 8 minutes, how fast is Davin in meters per minute? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 486066: driving at 58mph,how many it will take to drive 32 miles? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 486072: You drive out the parking lot at school onto A street at 25mph on the way home. You have to turn around and go back to get something. You then drive back at 50mph. If the whole trip takes 1 hour, how far away were you when you turned around? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 486073: two trains left a station at the same time. one traveled north at a certain speed and the other traveled south at twice the speed. after 4 hours, the trains were 600 miles apart. how fast was each train traveling? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 486088: At noon a cargo plane leaves McHare Airport and heads east at 180mph. Its destination is jamesville, 500 miles away. At 1:00pm a jet takes off from McHare and flies east after the cargo plane at 450 mph. At what time will the jet overtake the cargo plane? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 486052: A boardwalk is parallel to and 210 ft inland from a straight shoreline. A sandy beach lies between the boardwalk and the shoreline. A man is standing on the boardwalk, exactly 750 ft across the sand from his beach umbrella, which is right at the shoreline. The man walks 4ft/s on the boardwalk and 2 ft/s on the sand. How far should he walk on the boardwalk before veering off onto the sand if he wishes to reach his umbrella in exactly 4 min 45 s? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 486214: Some bank robbers leave town, speeding at 71 mph. Twelve minutes later, the police give chase, traveling at 80 mph. How long will it take after the robbery for the police to overtake the robbers? (Round your answer to three decimal places.) h= Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 486393: Need help for the following sum: A starts walking north from Point X at 7 a.m. with a speed of 5 km/hr. After 1 hr, B starts from the same point cycling towards the east with a speed of 16 km/hr. At what time will they be at a distance of 52 km from each other? Thanks Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 486533: How do you convert square feet into square yards? Like you are buying carpeting. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

 Question 486420: ?- Elizabeth is walking from her home to meet her friend Andrew and back again. She walks 2 km uphill, 6 km down hill, and 3 km on level ground. She takes the same route both ways. It takes her 6 hours for a round trip. How far did she walk? Work- I tried to examine what the problem gave me. She walks 2 km uphill and 6 km down hill, but there was no clarification in the problem that she even walked on a hill. So, the fact that she walks 3 km on level ground is almost as obsolete because there's no guarantee that she walked on a level surface either. I did the work assuming that she would walk an entirely flat surface which is obviously 3x6=18km. If I assume she goes up and down each for an hour and the rest is flat it's 4+12+6=22km. If I find the average speed she walks (3x2x6/3) then I get that she walked 12 km. I feel like I could figure this problem better if I just knew what information from the original problem I am missing. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 486464: A car traveling 80 kilometers per hour is passed by a second car going in the same direction at a constant speed. After 30 seconds, the two cars are 500 meters apart. Find the speed of the second car. Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6611)

 Question 486549: if a car travels 30km per hour how long would it take to travel 4000m Click here to see answer by deborabr(181)

 Question 486532: if you are traveling at 60 miles per hour, how many kilometers per minute are you traveling? Click here to see answer by deborabr(181)

 Question 486573: A sprinter can run at a top speed of 0.330 miles per minute. Express her speed in m/s? Express her speed in mi/h? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6611)

 Question 486586: If you are traveling at 75 miles an hour, and you drive fifty two miles what is the time you drive Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 485977: TA plane leaves New York for Los Angeles traveling at an average speed of 500 miles per hour (mph). A second plane leaves Los Angeles two hours later bound for New York. 3200 miles away. Taking advantage of the jet stream, the secound plane averages 600 mph. How many hours after the first plame took off will the two planes pass each other? [Hint: distance = (v)(t)] Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 486567: car traveling 60 mph. truck leaves 7 minutes later traveling 70 mph. when will truck pass car Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 486527: on friday a commuter train took 124 commuters to work and 19 commuter home how many commuters rode the train that day Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483335: if you're going 720 mile trip and average 60 mph and take 2 one hour stops and five fifteen minute breaks for gas and you left a 6 a.m. at what time will you reach your destination Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483327: Train A &B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40mph and Train B is traveling at 44mph. Train A passes a station at 8:15am. If Train B passes the same station at 8:45am, at what time will Train B catch up to train A? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483233: can anyone pls. answer this question, it's all about distance/rate problem. While waiting for his date, Noel takes a bus ride at 60 kph to a certain point and then walks back leisurely at 10 kph. The bus ride takes 15 minutes less than his walking. How far does he walk and for how long? >>Thank You<< Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483165: If you drove 30 kilometers/hr for 20 km then how long did it take you in seconds minutes and hours ? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483163: 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? DIfference in the rate is 7 m/h. from there I Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483162: If you drive 120 mi/hr for 6 seconds then how far will you go in miles and kilometers Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 483112: mike and adam left a bus terminal at the same time and traveled in opposite directions. mikes bus was in heavy traffic and had to travle 20 mi/h slower than adams bus. after 3 hours, there buses were 270 miles apart. how fast was each bus going? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 486672: If a boy run the length of football field in half a minute,how many times he cover this distance in 15minutes Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 486745: A BOAT IS TRAVELLING AT A SPEED OF 56 KM PER HOUR. IT HAS TO TRAVEL A DISTANCE OF 1050 KM. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Click here to see answer by linh117(31)

 Question 486782: Ella can do a job for 5 hours while it takes Lyn 3 hours to do the same job. Ella worked on the job alone for 30 minutes then joined by Lyn. In how many hours will the job be finished? Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 486783: Two friends Mark and John went jogging. Their relative rates are as follows: Mark jogs a 2.6 km stretch for 1 hr while it takes John to jog the same stretch for 45 min. Mark started jogging alone for 2 hrs. At this instant John starting from the same point as Mark began to jog. In how many hours will John overtake Mark if ever he will? Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 486851: On the first segment of my trip I drove my car 405 miles on 18 gallons of gas. On the second segment of the trip I drove 183 miles on 6 gallons of gas. What are the miles per gallon for each segment of the trip and the overall miles per gallon for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by checkley79(3039)

 Question 486940: Rene is going to the lake to visit some friends. If the lake is 60 miles away, and Rene is driving at 40 miles per hour the entire time, how long will it take her to get to the lake? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 486959: Michael drove to a friends house at 40mph. He returned by the same route at 45mph. THe driving time for the round trip was 4 hours. What is the distance Michael traveled? Click here to see answer by John10(245)

 Question 487145: Hello, my name is niya. I am in the eighth grade and taking algebra honors. I need help with this word problem. A hot air ballon at 300 feet begins to rise at the rate of 100 feet per minute. At the same time, a second hot-air ballon at 2,00 feet starts to descend at the rate of 150 feet per minute. a. When will the ballons be at the same height? b. What is the height? c. What is the height of the ascending ballon when the descending ballon reaches the grouond? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)
 Question 487145: Hello, my name is niya. I am in the eighth grade and taking algebra honors. I need help with this word problem. A hot air ballon at 300 feet begins to rise at the rate of 100 feet per minute. At the same time, a second hot-air ballon at 2,00 feet starts to descend at the rate of 150 feet per minute. a. When will the ballons be at the same height? b. What is the height? c. What is the height of the ascending ballon when the descending ballon reaches the grouond? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 487177: the elevator in the washington monument takes 75 seconds to travel 500 feet to the top floor. what is the speed of the elevator in miles per hour? give your answer to two significant digits. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)

 Question 487176: Two planes leave simultaneously from the same airport, one flying due north and one flying due east. The northbound plane is flying 50 mph faster than the eastbound plane. After 3 hours they are 2440 miles apart. Find the speed of each plane. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 487196: I need help on the following word problem. A commuter bus takes 2 hours to get downtown; an express bus, averaging 25 mph faster, takes 45 minutes to cover the same route. What is the average speed for the commuter bus? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 487218: Katie travels 2 kilometers/hour uphill, 6 kilometers/hour downhill, and 3 kilometers/hour on level ground. She traveled a total of 6 hours to and from Bobby's house. What is her total distance that she walked? Every time that I tried to figure it out, I got 22 as an answer, but my professor told me that that answer was wrong. Click here to see answer by ethan445(1)

 Question 486794: Working together, two men can do a job in 20 days. Working alone, however, it would take one man 9 days longer than it would take the other to complete the job. How long would it take each separately? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 486932: Lafe is in his 4*4 300 miles due east of a car driven by shannell and is traveling due west at 30 mph. Shannell is speeding at 60 mph due north. At what time are they closest to each other. I know this one is a minimizing problem and i tried to draw a picture of the situation but it is not making much sense. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 487486: You drive a car 3 h at 48 km/h, then 3 h at 67 km/h. What is your average velocity? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 487422: Carlos and Maria drove a total of 24 miles in 4.9 hours. Carlos drove the first part of the trip and averaged 54 mph. Maria drove the remainder of the trip and averaged 47 mph. For approximately how many hours did Maria drive/ Thanks for your help. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 487769: You are traveling on a local highway at 70 mph. I am moving at 65 mph in the same direction. At what velocity do you appear to move to me? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 487844: A plane traveled 416 miles 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 took 8 hours. Find the speed of the plane in still air and the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

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