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 Question 500128: 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(30993)

 Question 500134: A car traveling in a straight line has a velocity of 3.29 m/s at some instant. After 4.99 s, its velocity is 8.29 m/s. What is its average acceleration in this time interval? Answer in units of m/s2 Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 500247: MY SCHOOL IS 12.531 KM FROM MY HOUSE. wHAT DISTANCE WILL I TRAVEL IF I GO AND COME BACK 8 TIMES Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 500268: if a bus travels 300km at a given speed. if the speed is increased to 10 kph the trip would have been reduced by one hour.find the speed of the bus. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 500270: Two cars pass on a highway while traveling in oppisite directions.One car is traveling 6 mph faster than the other car.After 1 hour and 30 minutes the two cars are 171 miles apart.Find speed of car. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 500274: I can row upstream at 2mph and downstream at 8mph. How far can I row to get back to starting point in 5 hours. I know answer is 16 miles as in 4 hours I can row 8 miles upstream and in one hour I can return for total of 5 hours and 8 miles each way for total of 16 miles but what is correct equation. I am stumped as to how to do this algebraically? Thanks for your help. cpmurphy@sbcglobal.net Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 500287: How many km can a car travel in 2 hours at 40km/h Click here to see answer by solver91311(16890)

 Question 500351: I need to know the formula to get this answer. Mike drove uphill to his school and it took 3 hours. He returned downhill only going 5mph faster and made it in two hours. What is the average rate of speed? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 500351: I need to know the formula to get this answer. Mike drove uphill to his school and it took 3 hours. He returned downhill only going 5mph faster and made it in two hours. What is the average rate of speed? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 500417: A red car leaves San Francisco heading south going 52 mph. One hour later a blue car leaves heading in the same direction going 65 mph. How long before the blue car passes the red car? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 500382: Five friends drove at an average rate of 55 miles per hour to a weekend retreat. On the way home, they took the same route but averaged 75 miles per hour. What was the distance between home and the retreat if the round trip took 10 hours? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 500595: Two vehicles are travelling towards each other, with a distance of 141 km between them. One is travelling at 70 km/h and the other at 24 km/h. How long will it take for them to meet? Pulling our hair out!!! ;-) Thank you!!! Click here to see answer by rfer(12660)

 Question 500617: HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE IF YOU WERE TRAVELING BY A CAR 55 MPH AND BY A PLANE 300 MPH Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 500724: he ditance between the school and the museum is 24 miles. if the bus driver averages 36 miles per hour how long would it take to travel from the school to the musem Click here to see answer by solver91311(16890)
 Question 500724: he ditance between the school and the museum is 24 miles. if the bus driver averages 36 miles per hour how long would it take to travel from the school to the musem Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 500747: If a plane is traveling at 550mph how far would it get in a 1 and 45 mintues? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 500819: A long distance trucker travels 144 miles in one direction during a snow storm. Their return trip in rainy weather was completed at double speed and took 3 hours less time. What is the speed? Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 500880: can someone please help me? A porsche and VW bug that were 450 miles apart traveled toward eachother. They met after 5 hours. If one car traveled twice as fast as the other, what were their speed? Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 500846: Pauline and Valerie leave simultaniously from the same point hiking in opposite directions, Pauline walking at 2 mph and Valerie at 3 mph. How long can they talk on their walkie-talkied  if the walkie-talkies have 30 mile radius? Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 500895: a car leaves san diego at 1 pm traveling at a constant rate of 40 mph toward LA. 30 mins later, another car leaves san diego traveling toward LA at a constant speed of 55 mph. After what time is the distance between the cars 15 miles? Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 500903: An airplane flies from City A in a straight line to City B, which is 60 kilometers north and 150 kilometers west of City A. How far does the plane fly? (Round your answer to the nearest kilometer.) Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 500910: A passenger plane made a trip to Las Vegas and back. On the trip there it flew 432 mph and on the return trip it went 480 mph. How long did the trip there take if the return trip took nine hours? Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 500983: An airplane takes 5 hours to travel a distance of 4400km against the wind. The return trip takes 4 hours with the wind. What is the rate of the plane in still air and what is the rate of the wind? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 500987: A car is driven 360 miles in 8 hours? What is the rate in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 501008: Hi! I am sorry if this kind of question has been asked often before, but I just couldnt figure out how to solve and I would be so thankful if anyone could tell how to solve this mathematically. Thanks so much in advance! "Through a combination of sight, sound, and smell a rabbit can detect a fox at 42 yards. When the rabbit detects the fox, it runs immediately straight to its hole. If the fox can run twice as fast as the rabbit, what is the maximum distance from its hole that a rabbit can safely venture? Assume that the rabbit escapes if they arrive at the hole at the same time." Kind regards Fube Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 501008: Hi! I am sorry if this kind of question has been asked often before, but I just couldnt figure out how to solve and I would be so thankful if anyone could tell how to solve this mathematically. Thanks so much in advance! "Through a combination of sight, sound, and smell a rabbit can detect a fox at 42 yards. When the rabbit detects the fox, it runs immediately straight to its hole. If the fox can run twice as fast as the rabbit, what is the maximum distance from its hole that a rabbit can safely venture? Assume that the rabbit escapes if they arrive at the hole at the same time." Kind regards Fube Click here to see answer by Fube(1)
 Question 501008: Hi! I am sorry if this kind of question has been asked often before, but I just couldnt figure out how to solve and I would be so thankful if anyone could tell how to solve this mathematically. Thanks so much in advance! "Through a combination of sight, sound, and smell a rabbit can detect a fox at 42 yards. When the rabbit detects the fox, it runs immediately straight to its hole. If the fox can run twice as fast as the rabbit, what is the maximum distance from its hole that a rabbit can safely venture? Assume that the rabbit escapes if they arrive at the hole at the same time." Kind regards Fube Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 501107: You drive 20 miles at 55 mph, then 5 miles at 40 mph and finally, 2 miles at 25 mph. What is your average speed for this trip? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 501037: a motorist drove 150 miles on a country roads before driving 50 miles on a mountain roads. The rate of speed on the country roads was three times the rate on the mountain roads. The time spend traveling was 200 miles was 5 hours. Find the rate of the motorist on the country roads Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 501138: An island is 2 miles from point P (land) on a straight shore line. a town is 12 miles down the shore line from P. If a person can row a boat at an average speed of 3 miles per hour and can walk at the rate of 5 miles per hour. build a model that expresses the time T that it takes to go from the island to town as a function of the distance x from P to where the person lands on the boat.. So i have set it up as a triangle to distance of x to where he lands. then the distance he walks is 12-x. i can't remember how to set up a distance formula that expresses time!! thanks if you can help Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 501158: An airplane travels 25 m/s , what is the speed per hour Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 501209: How long does it take (in seconds) to go 1 km at 100km/hr? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6634)

 Question 501377: What is the length of a side of a cube with a volume of 64 cm3? Click here to see answer by rfer(12660)
 Question 501377: What is the length of a side of a cube with a volume of 64 cm3? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6634)

 Question 501524: Alice is an alligator. Her swimming speed is 1.80m/s. How much time is needed for her to swim 200m in a lake? I got this one the equation I used was t=d/r (time=distance/rate). I got 111.1s Is this right? The next couple of questions build off each other. The one I am currently stuck on is: Alice swims 1.80m/s in still water. Alice then swims 200m DOWNSTREAM in a river taking 80s. What is the speed of the current? I tried to rearrange and solve the previous equation for (r) since rate is what the unknown is, but ti doesn't come out right I get like 16000s. i need to know what I am doing wrong. I need help mainly with comprehension of the question, I need to know what to ask myself to get the equation going. Please help. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 501562: A bug travels 5 inches per minute. How long before the bug completly circles the 14 feet by 20 feet room. I know the answer is 163.2 minutes or 2.72 hour, the answers are in our book but our teacher wants us to explain and I do not understand how to get those results. I have tried so far 14*20=280/5=56 14*20=280*12=3360/5=672 20*12=240/5=48 14*12=168/5=33.6 5*12=60/20=3 I simply so not understand this problem. Key *=Multiplication /=Division Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 501616: Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 60 mph. Train B is traveling at 64 mph. Train A passes a station at 1:15pm. If Train B passes the same station at 1:45 pm at what time will train B catch up to Train A? Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 501615: At one time, the Texas Junior College Teachers Association annual conference was held in Austin. At that time a taxi ride in Austin was \$1.15 for the first 1/5 of a mile and \$0.15 for each additional 1/5 of a mile. If the distance from one of the convention hotels to the airport is 6.5 miles, how much will it cost to take at taxi from that hotel to the airport? (Round your answer to the nearest cent.) Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 501589: Exactly 12 minutes after the Smiths head north on the turnpike, the Jones set out from the same point to overtake them. The smiths travel at a steady 45 mph, the Jones travel at 54 mph. How long does it take the Jones to overtake the Smiths? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 501663: Sharon commutes to her office by train. When she walks to the train station,it takes her 40 min. When she rides her bike, it takes her 12 min. Her average walking rate is 7 mph less than her average biking rate. Find the distance from her house to the train station. Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 501696: A man bought 9 pounds of coffee and 6 pounds of butter for a total of \$47.75 A day later, the prices had not changed and he bought 10 pounds of coffee and 14 pounds of butter for \$64.00 Find the price per pound of the butter. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 501704: How long (seconds) will it take the dime to fall 4.9 meters? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 501705: A man bought 9 pounds of coffee and 6 pounds of butter for a total of \$42.75 A day later, the prices had not changed and he bought 10 pounds of coffee and 14 pounds of butter for \$64.00 Find the price per pound of the butter.''. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

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