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 Question 505165: A train passes a station at 30 km/h. How would you find it's speed in m/s.? Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 505163: If the average speed of a current is 1.5 m/s, fhow would u find the speed in km/h??? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9674)

 Question 505191: . Jim is traveling home for semester break. The total distance home is 540 miles. If he has traveled 5/6 of his total trip, how many miles has he traveled? Click here to see answer by geetha_rama(64)

 Question 505218: How long does it take to travel 5 miles at 45 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6628)

 Question 505220: I really need to know how to solve travel and distance problems (word problems). I do understand the question, but I can't get the equation. And especially, I am struggling about solving how much you didn't travel in the problem. for example: It takes 305km to drive to location A from your house. You estimate you drove at an average speed of 80KPH. It takes you 4 hours and 10 minutes to get to location A. How many hours were you NOT driving? I really need help with this. Thank you Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 505427: (At 10:00 A.M., a car leaves a house at a rate of 60 mi/h. At the same time, another car leaves the same house at a rate of 50 mi/h in the opposite direction. At what time will the cars be 330 miles apart?)<<< How do you do this kind of algebra questions. Please help me, I don't get this and my teacher is going over it so fast! Please. Click here to see answer by Taxie(4)

 Question 505186: roughly how long would it take to travel 438 miles at 60mph on a 125cc motorbike?please Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 505437: Is the equation v = v0 + at dimensionally consistent, where v and v0 are velocities, a is acceleration and t is time. (answer: consistent) Hint: note that addition or subtraction the same units has NO effect on the units. For Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 505478: michael drove to a friends house at a rate of 40mi/h. he returned by the same route at a rate of 45mi/h. the driving time for the round trip was 4 h. what is the distance michaek traveled? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57332)

 Question 505595: if a person was 5'9" tall, and he had 10,000 clones, how any of these clones, laying down end to end, would it take to stretch an entire marathon (26 miles)? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9674)

 Question 505639: What is your average velocity if you drive a distance of 464 km at a speed of 48 km/h, then the same distance at a speed of 68 km/h? Answer in units of km/h. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 505826: If a plane can travel 380 miles per hour with the wind and only 280 miles per hour against the wind, find the speed of the wind and the speed of the plane in still air. Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 505823: How many feet will a car travel in one second at 6 mph? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 505891: Eric leaves ashville at the rate of 65 mph, bound for Madison. At the same time Beth leaves Madison at the rate of 55mph, bound for ashville. If the cities are 540 miles apart how long will it take eric and beth to meet? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 505988: Two cars leave towns 540 kilometers apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One car's rate is 16 kilometers per hour more than the other's. If they meet in 3 hours, what is the rate of the faster car? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)
 Question 505988: Two cars leave towns 540 kilometers apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One car's rate is 16 kilometers per hour more than the other's. If they meet in 3 hours, what is the rate of the faster car? Click here to see answer by Gogonati(809)

 Question 505878: Your mom leaves on a trip to Florida, forgetting her suitcase at home. You know that she normally drives 55 mph. However, you do not discover the suitcase until 1 hour after she has left on her trip. If you follow her on her exact route and travel 65 mph., how long will it take you to catch up with her? Hint: Let d=distance in miles, let t=time in hours it will take to catch up with her and let t+1= time traveled by your mom at a slower rate of speed. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 505916: Traveling at an average speed of 60 miles per hour can give better gas mileage than traveling at higher speeds. Suppose you drive from one town to another and want to average 60 miles per hour for the trip. Road construction on the way there reduces your average speed to 30 miles per hour. If you drive 90 miles per hour on the return trip, what is your average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 506192: Orville Wright completed a airplane flight.He Traveled 100 feet in 12 seconds.If he had been able to stay in the air for a full minute, would he have traveled 1 mile????? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 506231: A cyclist rode to the beach at 24 mph, and then rode back at 20 mph. If the total trip took 11 hours, how much time was spent in each direction? Rate: 24 Rate:24 Time: N Time: 11-n Distance: Unknown Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 506231: A cyclist rode to the beach at 24 mph, and then rode back at 20 mph. If the total trip took 11 hours, how much time was spent in each direction? Rate: 24 Rate:24 Time: N Time: 11-n Distance: Unknown Click here to see answer by Sarah900(12)

 Question 506243: Jackie either drives or bicycles from home to school. her average speed when driving is 36 mph, and her average speed when bicycling is 12 mph. if it takes her 1/2 hour less to drive to school than to bicycle, how long does it take her to go to schook, and how far is the school from her. Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 506287: You and your friend part at an intersection. You drive off north at 50 mph, and your friend drives east at 50mph. After three hours the distance between you and your friend is_____ miles. Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 506230: ellen and kate raced on their bicycles to the library after school. they both left school at 3:00pm and bicycled along the same path. ellen rode at a speed of 12 miles per hour and kate rode at 9 miles per hour. ellen got to the library 15 minutes before kate. how far away is the libarary from the school? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 506370: if and airplane travels at an avergae speed of 550 miles per hour, how long will it take for the airplane to travel 2,000 miles Click here to see answer by Sarah900(12)

 Question 506410: Suppose you take a trip that covers 300 km and takes 5 hours. What is your average speed? Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 506365: a boy walks to school from home at 6mph. when he gets there he picks up his car and drives back home at 45mph. It took him 51 minutes to complete this. He took the same route both times (the distance both times was the same) How far does he live from school? Include work please Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 506447: if an airplane flies 410 miles with the wind and 330 against the wind in the smae lenghth of time . if the speed of the wind is 20 mph what is the speed of the airplane? Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 506423: an airliner travels 85 miles in 10 minutes. What is the speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 506547: At the beginning of a walk, Roberto and Juan are 7.7 miles apart. If they leave at the same time Roberto meets Juan in 11 hours. If they walk towards each other they meet in 1 hour. What are their average speeds? I need to know how to set up these equations. I don't even know where to begin. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 506536: two planes travel toward each other from form cities that are 780 km apart at rates 190 kph and 200 kph. they started at the same time. how many hours will they mett? Click here to see answer by Gogonati(809)

 Question 506556: A plane is travleing 480 mph with the wind, and 400 mph against the wind. Find the speed of the plane in still air. I have no idea how to solve this problem. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 506546: Four satellites revolve around the earth once every 6, 8, 10 and 15 hours respectively. If the satellites are initially "lined up", how many hours must pass before they will again be lined up? Click here to see answer by Gogonati(809)

 Question 506661: The distance from the sun to Earth is 1.496 x 10^8 km. How long does it take light to travel from the sun to Earth? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 506745: Emily and Ernie are going to job on a quarter-mile track. Emily can jog at a pace of 0 min/mile (=1/9 mile/min) while Ernie can jog at a pace of 11 min/mile (1/11= mile/min). If they start at the same time, running in the same direction, how long will it take Emily to lap Ernie? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 506800: Fred and Frank are two fitness fanatics on a run from A to B. Fred runs half the way and walks the other half. Frank runs for half the time and walks for the other half. They both run and walk at the same speeds. Who finishes first? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 506510: A man drives at 30mph his friend follows him at 25mph. after 24 miles the first man stops. How long does it take for the second man to reach him? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 506573: During the first part of a trip, a canoeist travels 75 miles at a certain speed. The canoeist travels 12 miles on the second part of the trip at a speed 5 mph slower. The total time for the trip is 2 hrs. What was the speed on each part of the trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 507051: A car's gas tank holds 12 gallons of gasoline. The car averages 29mi/gal. If you fill up the tank and then drive 140 miles, about how many gallons are left in the tank? Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 507230: A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At the same speed, how many feet will it travel in three seconds? Click here to see answer by jennywecas(28)

 Question 507300: The sum of the ages of a woman and her son is 36 years. Six years from now the woman will be twice as old as her son. How old is each now? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57332)

 Question 507308: A train travels 189 miles in 3 hours. It traveled 55 mph for some of the time and 65 mph for some of the time. How many miles did it travel at 55 mph and how many miles did it travel at 65 mph. Thank you Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 507307: A water tank is being emptied so that the height y (in feet) of the water inside the tank decreases at a linear rate with time t measured in hours past 12 noon. If the height was 15ft at 1pm and 7.5ft at 6pm, find (a)the equation relating y to t (b)the height at 12 noon (c)the total time required to empty the tank Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

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