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 Question 498720: at start of race two swimmers are side by side. One swims at 60 Meters a minute and another at 55 meters a minute. Pool is 25 meters. One pulls ahead of the other. how many minutes until the two swimmers are again side by side. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 499003: A car is traveling at a rate of 44 feet per second, which represents this speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 498946: A jet makes a trip to the maintenance facility and back. The trip there took 9 hours and the trip back took 6 hours. It averaged 330 km/h on the return trip. Find the average speed of the trip there. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 498948: A plane traveled 864 miles to Shanghai and back. The trip there was with the wind. It took 9 hours. The trip back was into the wind. The trip back took 18 hours. What is the speed of the plane in still air? What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 499068: A jogger runs in a straight line with an average velocity of 7.9 m/s for 6.2 min, and then with an average velocity of 1.6 m/s for 4.1 min. What is her average velocity during this time? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 499077: a sailboat sails 6 km south and then 8 km east. At that moment, how far is the sailboat from its starting point? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 499078: how long does it take a plane going 500 mph to go 500 ft? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 499062: What is your average velocity if you drive a distance of 115 kmat a speed of 48 km/h, then the same distance at a speed of 67 km/h? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 499128: The problem is: Car Travel. Two cars leave Denver traveling in opposite directions. One car travels at a speed of 80 and the other at 96 . In how many hours will they be 528 km apart? I know that it is a problem that is going to take two equations to set it up and then use the substitution method to solve it, but I just am not figuring out how to set it up. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 499033: An average person walks 1.0 km in 10.0 minutes. find the persons average velocity in mph Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 498444: a plane is flying the 2553-mi trip from los angeles to honolulu into a 60-mph headwind. if the speed of the plane in still air is 310 mph, how far from los angeles is the plane's point of no return? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 499190: I have a trig problem on a ship's bearing and I really don't understand ship's bearings. I think they are measured in degrees from north clockwise on the circle of the compass and expressed as W/N or S/N. My proplem is: "A ship starts from a given point and sails 5km on a bearing of 45 degrees and then 6km on a bearing of 60 degrees. Find it's distance and bearing from its starting point." I have drawn two circles of radii 5 and 6. I'm not sure I draew them in the right relation to each other. The center of the second circle is on the circumfrence of the first circle 45 degrees from north (360). I drew the radius of the second circle 60 degrees from the 360 degree mark of the second circle. I am unsure how to proceed from here. I am looking for a place to apply the law of cosines. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 498438: Mr Wong left his house and drove north for 5 blocks, then turned right and drove 6 blocks, then turned south and drove 2 more blocks. Finally, he turned right again and drove one more block to end up at the library. How many blocks east of Mr Wong's house is the library ?? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 499259: distance travelled is 640km and average speed is 800km/h. what is the time taken? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 499411: It takes a boat 6.5 hours to travel 117miles upstream against the current. If the speed of the current is 5mph, what is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 499425: Rescue at Sea: A ship that is in danger of sinking radios the coast Guard for assistance. When the rescue craft leaves the Coast Guard station, the ship is 60 miles away and heading directly toward the station. If the average speed of the ship is 10 miles per hour and the average speed of the rescue craft is 20 miles per hour, how long will it take for the rescue craft to reach the ship? (Rescue craft)______________________________________(Ship) 20 mi/hr ----->_____________________________<---- 10 mi/hr <--------------------------- 60 mi ------------------------> Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 499530: two planes, one going north and one going south, depart simultaneously from the same airport. If they travel at 450 km/h and 620 km/h respectively, how many hours will pass before they are 2800 km apart?? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 499488: how do you convert 60 mi/hr km/hr and put the answer into scientific notation? Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 499518: A freight train, traveling at an average rate of 30 mi/h, leaves san francisco for Los Angeles. 5 hours later, a passenger train, traveling at an average rate of 55 mi/hr, leaves San Francisco for Los Angeles. How far are the trains from San Francisco when the passenger train passes the freight train? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 499532: A bus has to cover 72 Km in 1hr 30 minutes. However for the first 36 Km, speed was 54 Km/hr. At what speed must it travel for the rest of distance in order to complete the journey in time. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 499542: Test prob: For 2 hours of a 400-mile trip, ave speed 40mph. Determine ave speed maintained for remainder of trip for ave speed of entire trip to be 50 mph. My figures: First part: 80m/2h=40mph Second part: 320m/time(t)=ave mph (a) Complete trip: 400m/(2+t)=50mph I am at a loss. Can you please help me compute the average speed for the second part of the trip? Thank you for your help. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 499540: an object travel 30m in 4s and then 30m in 2s . What is the average velocity of the object Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 499538: a ball thrown up vertically return to the thrower after 6s find a. The velocity with which it has thrown up. b. the maximum height it reaches . c. its poistion after 4s Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 499527: Two people departed simultaneously in opposite directions. Later that day they were 18 km apart. If the faster hiker traveled 3 km more than the slower person, how far did the slower person travel? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 499551: each weekday an express train arrives every 4 minutes starting at 7 am a local train arrives every 15 minutes at 7 am how many minutes will it be until theyarrive at the station at the same time? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 499586: Determine the unknown rate. Distance is 500 feet , the time is 9/2 seconds determine the rate please workout problem so that I can understand how to work the problem Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 499760: a woman travels 185 miles by car in 3 hours and 30 minutes. she drives at 50mph for part of the trip and 55mph for the remainder of the trip. How many miles does she travel at 50mph? I can draw a graph and estimate that she drove 1.5 hours at 50 mph leaving 2 hours to drive at 55mph which totals 185 miles traveled, but i don't know how to set up an algebraic problem to solve it. I'm helping my daughter with her algebra. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 499744: If i am driving at 50 mph., how long will it take to drive 30 miles? Click here to see answer by deborabr(181)

 Question 499789: a car travels 270km in 3 hours, whats its average speed? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 499812: david drove a total of 300km. he drove during equal periodss of time , 80km/h , 90km/h and 100km/h . how much time did he spend driving at 90km/h ? the answer should be approximatly 1 1/9. please get back to me as soon as possible and tell me how you got to your answer. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 499810: A vehicle travels at a rate of 65 m/h, How long does it take the vehicle to travel at 25 miles? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 499860: boat A left a port at 7:00a.m.traveling at 30 miles per hour at 9:00a.m. boat B left the same port traveling at 40mph what time did boat B overtake boat A? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 499912: A boat traveled 240 miles downstream and back. The trip downstream took 12 hours. The trip back took 120 hours. Find the speed of the boat in still water and the speed of the current. 2) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 499873: Two cars leave Orlando heading towards Atlanta. The first car is going 50 mph and the second car is gping 70 mph. The first car leaves at 9am and the second car leaves at 11am. How long will it take for the second car to pass the first car? Thank you very much. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 499953: From Franklin Springs, GA to Dallas, TX it is 877 miles. Assume one third of the trip you travel 75 mph, another third 70 mph, and the last third 65 mph. How long will it take you to get there? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 499982: if you walk 1.5 meters per second, how long will it take to walk 10 kilometers Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 500002: If a cylinder 8m high has a volume of 32pi m3, what is its radius? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 500037: If Im driving 65 mph how long will it take me to drive 4 miles. Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 500071: Two trucks leave a depot at approximately the same time and travel the same route. How far apart are the trucks after 2½ hours if their average speeds are 44 miles per hour and 56 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 500099: If a race car completes a 4 mi oval track in 71.9 s, what is its average speed? Answer in units of mi/h Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 500122: If a car travels 250 miles in 7 hours, what speed is it going? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 500147: A baseball goes from zero to 46 m/s in 0.115 s. What is its average acceleration? Answer in units of m/s2 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 500142: What is the acceleration of a vehicle that changes its velocity from 100 km/h to a dead stop in 20 s ? Answer in units of m/s2 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

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