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 Question 494428: How do I figure my average speed, if I know I traveled 4miles in 30minutes? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 494438: A car travels along a straight line at a constant speed of 55.0 mi/h for a distance d and then another distance d in the same direction at another constant speed. The average velocity for the entire trip is 26.0 mi/h. (a) What is the constant speed with which the car moved during the second distance d? (b) Suppose the second distance d were traveled in the opposite direction; you forgot something and had to return home at the same constant speed as found in part (a). What is the average velocity for this trip? (c) What is the average speed for this new trip? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 494457: How fast would a car have to be going to move a parked car 1 1/2 feet (18 inches) after collision? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 494467: Ms Piggy runs 1.5 meters in 5 minutes. What was her speed? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 494478: okay so if Al earns (p+3) dollars per hour. in 8 hours he earns__________dollars???? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 494520: If I were traveling 59 miles at a rate of 83 MPH how long would it take? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)
 Question 494520: If I were traveling 59 miles at a rate of 83 MPH how long would it take? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 494619: During a workout at the gym, you set the treadmill at a pace of 55 meters/second. How many minutes will it take you to walk 2.5 miles? Thank you for your help- I can not seem to figure out the setup for this. I want to say I need to use the rate x time = distance formula? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 494719: How long does a 30 minute flight take going 600mph. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 494785: Trains A & B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 48 miles per hour. Train A passes the station at 12:20 A.M. If train B passes the station at 12:35 A.M., at what time will train B catch up to train A? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6469)

 Question 494811: Walking at 6/7th of his usual speed, a man is 25 mins too late. His usual time is Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 494886: At their top speeds, Lance Armstrong can cycle 130 miles in the same time it took Maurice Garin to cycle 80 miles. This is because Armstrong's top speed is 10mph faster than Garin's. Find the top speed of each. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 494899: A plan lands in wa at 730pm what time did it leave fl Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 494908: If two vehicles, let's say a sedan and a truck, leave from the same location to get to the same point of arrival and they are going at the same rate of speed, let's say 55pmh, who gets to the point of destination first? We assume the exact same route, with no obstacles. Just straight from one point to another. The only difference is a truck vs. a sedan. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 494942: You are driving in Canada. The sign says that you are 80 km from Ottawa. You are traveling at 75 mph. How long will it take you to reach Ottawa? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 494927: Two cars A and B start from a given point and travel on a straight road at average speeds of 70 km/h and 90 km/h respectively. If B starts 1 h after A find out how long before A traveled before B overtook it and the distance each traveled before they met. D=R.T d=70t d=90t d=70t+90t d=160t d/160=t Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 494812: a train and a car are travelling in the same direction towards a bridge. the car has a head start of 43 metres. For every 3 metres the car travels, the train travels 5 metres. How far does the train have to travel to reach the bridge first? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 495031: what is the average of all of the integers from 13 to 37 please show how you got the answer Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 495045: ariel wolfman and bryce dettloff each average 30 km/h for the first hour of a 100 km race. at the end of the hour bryce has a mishap, and loses 12 minutes. ariel finishes the remainder of the race at an average rate of 25 km/h. if bryce averages 27.5 km/h after resuming, will he catch ariel before the finish line? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 495056: You want to throw a ball vertically upwards so that it will go up 50 meters before turning around. What initial velocity do you have to give it? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 495107: A plane flying at 800mph has a 4 hour head start on a "chase plane", which has a speed of 800 mph. How far from the airport will the chase plane overtake the first plane? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 495141: Two cars travel toward each other at constant velocities. One is going 12 m/s, and the other 18 m/s. They are 3000m apart when we first see them. I need to get all the information I can out of this problem. There is no question. I want to know where they with either run into or pass each other? And anything else this information can tell me. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 495201: A man drives at a speed of 40 miles/hr. His wife left 30 mins. late with 50 miles/hr speed. when will they meet Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 495205: if a car is traveling at 75 km/h. How far will it travel in 16 hours Click here to see answer by yunas1126(2)

 Question 495245: The gas mileage g (measured in mi/gal) for a particular vehicle, driven at v mi/h, is given by the formula g=10+0.9v-0.01v^2, as long as v is between 10 mi/h and 75 mi/h. For what range of speeds is the vehicle's mileage 30 mi/gal or better? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 495304: Danielle drives from her home to the store at an average speed of 40 miles per hour. She returns home along the same route at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. What is her average speed, in miles per hour, for the entire trip The way the book explained how they got 48 im confused would some one break this problem down word from word for me Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 495351: Sara runs at 20 ft/sec for a half hour every day. How far does she run in miles? (note 5280 ft=1 mile) Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 495324: how long would it take to walk a driving distance of 30 minutes? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 495301: Please help quickly: Joan walked 6 miles in 2 hours. In the formula D=RxT, d represents distance traveled, r represents rate, and t represents time. Use the formula to find Joan's rate in miles per hour. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 495316: a person travels a total of 35 minutes. They jog to a location at 5 meters per second and walk back at 2 meters per second. How many total meters did they travel? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 495388: I need help with solving a word problem that always stumps me when i try to complete it. Here it is: At 10:30 am two planes leave Houston, one flying east at 560 km/h and the other flying west at 640 km/h. At what time will they be 2100 km apart? I have tried using a chart Rate x Time = Distance Plane 1: 640 x Plane 2: 560 x??? 640x+ 560x= 2100 Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)
 Question 495388: I need help with solving a word problem that always stumps me when i try to complete it. Here it is: At 10:30 am two planes leave Houston, one flying east at 560 km/h and the other flying west at 640 km/h. At what time will they be 2100 km apart? I have tried using a chart Rate x Time = Distance Plane 1: 640 x Plane 2: 560 x??? 640x+ 560x= 2100 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 495562: two planes leave montreal at the same time to fly to chicago. one plane is traveling at 720km/h and the other at 750km/h. the faster plane arrives four minutes earlier than the other what is the distance between montreal and chcago? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 495582: A car starts from rest and reaches a speed of12m/s in 30 seconds . Its acceleration is what? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 495650: Simpson drives his car with an average velocity of 46.2 km/h to the east. How long will it take him to drive 159 km on a straight highway? Answer in units of h I tried multiplying the 46.2 time the 159 kilometers because thats what i got by manipulating the formula of average velocity which is displacement/total time traveled, but i got 7,345.8 and that is way too long.. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 495670: Simpson travels 159 km on a straight highway with an average velocity of 86.0 km/h . How many hours does it take him answer in units of hours Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 495658: Two planes start from the same airport and fly in opposite directions. The second plane starts 0.5 hours after the first plane, but it's speed is 80 km/hr faster. Find the speed of each plane if after 2 hours the planes are 3200 km apart. I have tried setting up two seperate equations using the distance formula. The equations looked like this: 1600=2x, 1600=1.5(x+80). I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 495288: a boy travels with a speed of 30 kmph for first 1/3 journey time during the remaining journey time he travels with a speed 60kmph find the average speed of the boy Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 495744: A girl rides her 300 meters in 11 seconds. What is her velocity? I worked it out like v=300meters divided by 11 seconds and got 27m/s. Make sure it has correct significant figures. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 495725: if you drive 100 miles and spend half the time at 45mph and half the time at 60mph how long does it take? My question is how would you set up the problem? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 495442: Two cars leave from the same location and go in opposite directions. The north bound car travels 15mph slower than the south bound car. After 6 hours they are 630miles apart. Find the rate of each car. Click here to see answer by fsgdsfg(1)

 Question 495276: Two cyclists ride along a circular path whose circumference is 10 km. The two cyclists start at the same time, from diametrically opposite positions. The first cyclist goes at a constant speed of 30 km/h in the clockwise direction, while the second goes at a constant speed of 20 km/h in the counterclockwise direction. They both cycle for 1 hour. How many times do they meet? choose the answer and explain the reason to choose your response 3 4 6 5 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 495793: Find the cost per ounce of a sunscreen made from 80 oz of lotion that cost \$3.49 per ounce and 60 oz of lotion that cost \$12.24 per ounce. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 495428: Can you help me solve this: A flight departs from city A at 11:30 A.M. CST to arrive in city B at 3:00 P.M. PST. If the plane flies at an average rate of 532 1/3 mph, what distance does it travel. There is a 2-hours difference between CST and PST. I have worked this problem five times and still cannot come up with the right answer. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 495848: you started on a bike trip, riding at a rate of 9 miles per hour. your friend left one hour later and rode at the rate of 12 miles per hour. how long did it take your friend to catch up with you. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

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