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 Question 513617: It took John 2 hours to bike from Dublin to Pickerington at a constant speed. The return trip took only 1.5 hours because he increased his speed by 6 mph. How far apart are Dublin and Pickerington? Click here to see answer by htmentor(788)

 Question 512888: TWO PERSONS R AND S HAD TO MEET AT A PLACE 36KM FROM WHERE TEY WERE AT THAT MOMENT. S,WHO WAS GIVEN A HEAD START OF 2HOURS, REACHED THE DESTINATION 12MIN EARLIER THAN R. IF R TRAVELED 18KMPH FASTER THAN S, AT WHAT SPEED DID R TRAVEL? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 513059: manuel has scores of 77 82 89 89 and 92 on 5 class exams. his final exam is going to count double. what score must he get on the final exam so that his total average is at least 87? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 513642: A toy rocket is launched from a 2.8m platform in such a way that its height, h (in meters), after t seconds is given by the equation h=-4.9t^2+18.9t+2.8. How long will it take for the rocket to hit the ground? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 513665: The number of miles remaining for a jet traveling from San Francisco to New York can be approximated with the linear equation Miles remaining = 2650 - 475t where t is the number of hours since leaving San Francisco. How long will the whole trip take? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 513664: The Radio altimeter of B767 aircraft has sent a signal at toward ground and received back after at the same speed. What will be the position of the aircraft above the ground level at this time? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 513677: a runner gives an opponent a 0.3 second headstart in a 200 meter race. runner 1 speed is 8.6m/s and the opponent's speed is 8.3m/s. 1) how long does it take runner 1 to catch runner 2 2) at what distance does runner 1 catch runner 2? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 513707: a barge move 6km/h in still water. it travels 15 km upstream and 15 km downstream in a total time of 9 h. what is teh speed of the current Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 513799: how far would i travel if i was doing 120 km in 2 hours Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30935)
 Question 513799: how far would i travel if i was doing 120 km in 2 hours Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 513776: Students are traveling in two cars to a football game 150 miles away. The first car leaves on time and travels at an average speed of 48mph. The second starts 1/2 hours late and travels at an average speed of 58 mph. At these speeds, how long will it take the second car to catch up to the first? Click here to see answer by htmentor(788)

 Question 513660: jill is 20kilometers away from joe. Both begin to walk toward each other at the same time. Jill walks at 1.5km/hr. They meet in 5hours. How fast is Joe walking? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 513881: it cost a school \$65 a day plus \$0.25per mile to rent a 15 passenger van. if the van is rented for two days, how many miles can be driven on a \$275 budget? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 513871: Train X is 6 mph slower than the speed of train B. Train A travels 230 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 260miles. Find the speed of each train. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 513926: A ROCK GROUP PLANS TO TRAVEL FOR A TOTAL OF 38 WEEKS MAKING THREE CONCERT STOPS. THEY WILL BE IN JAPAN FOR 4 MORE WEEKS THEN THEY WILL BE IN AUSTRALIA. THEIR STAY IN SWEDEN WILL BE 2 WEEKS SHORTER THAN THAT IN AUSTRALIA. HOW MANY WEEKS WILL THEY BE IN EACH COUNTRY? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6611)

 Question 513890: How long will it take to get 315 miles at 40 miles an hour Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30935)

 Question 513971: what is the speed of a plane that traveled 3,000 miles form NY to CA in 5.0 hours? (using four step process) Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 513983: at 10 mph how far would u travel in one hour Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 513796: A car and a bus had to travel from destination A to B . The car was driving 10 km/h faster than the bus. After 3 hours and 30 minutes the car was to their B destination , while the bus had covered only 5/6 of that distance . we have to find the distance between A and B and the speeds of the car and the bus Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 514053: Kent drives his Mazda 150 miles in the same time that it takes Dave to drive his Nissan 135 miles. If Kent averages 5 miles per hour faster than Dave, find their rates. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 514205: On a 600 mile road trip, two people drive the car. One person drives three times as long as the other. How many miles has the longer driver driven? Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 514251: A long distance truck traveled 128 miles in one direction during a snow storm. The return trip in rainy weather was accomplished at double speed and took 4 hours less time. Find the speed going. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

 Question 514242: The longest drive to the center of a square city from the outskirts is 10 miles. Within the last decade the city has expanded in area by 50 sq mi. Assuming the city has always been square in shape, find the corresponding change in the longest drive to the center of the city. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

 Question 514233: if you drive to the beach at 50 mph and come back at 70 mph and the round trip was 6hrs what is the distance? thanks Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

 Question 514279: a river is flowing at a rate of 5kph a boat travels 12km upstream and 36 km downstream in a total of 9hrs.what is the speed of the boat in stilll water? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 514306: karen left her house heading east and her sister left two hours later heading west at a rate of 5mph faster than Karen. Six hours after Karen left, she and her sister were 600 miles apart. How fast was Karen moving? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 514333: If you live one mile from work and walked, how long will it take to get to work? Click here to see answer by mathstutor494(95)

 Question 514446: A car travels at a speed of 75 miles per hour. How far does the car travel in 30 minutes (round your answer to the nearest mile)? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 514158: Molly jogged at a rate of 6 miles per hour. What was her speed in feet per second? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 514514: Two trains start at the same point and travel in opposite directions. One trravels at an average speed of 55 mph and the second at 70 mph. In how many hours will the trains be 250 miles apart? I really need help on this question!! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 514579: two jets leave washington DC at the same time, one traveling north at 850km/h and the other traveling south at 750km/h. In how many hours will they be 4800 km appart Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 514564: A woman lives 3060 miles away and her flight will take 5 hours. How fast is the plane going? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 514623: you are driving to a vacation spot that is 1500 miles away. Including rest stops it takes 42 hours to get there. You estimate that you drove 50 miles per hour. how many hours were you NOT driving? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 514629: what is the unit rate 50km in 3h Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30935)

 Question 514628: you and your friend are painting the walls of your apartment. You estimate that there is 1000 square feet to be painted. You paint at a rate of 4 Sq ft a minute while your friend paints at 3 sq ft a minute. your friend shows up 45 minutes after you have started painting. write an equation that gives the total number of sq ft y as a function of the number of minutes x it takes to paint all the walls. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 514782: If a car is going 65 miles an hour how long does it take to go 25 miles Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 514714: if one train leaves the station going 80mph and 3 hours later another train going at 100mph leaves the same exact station going the same direction on parallel tracks, what time will the second train catch up? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 514834: An object is thrown vertically up and its height in feet after t seconds is given by the formula h(t)=96t-16t^2. Question: After how many seconds does it return from initially leaving the person's hand does it take to return to its starting position? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 514903: Jerry spent 2.5 hr. biking up Mount Lowe, rested at the top for 30 min, and biked down 1.5 hr. How far did he bike if his rate od ascent was 3 km/hr less than his rate of descent? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 514905: If Gina leaves now and drives 66 km/h she will reach Alton just in time for her appointment. On the other hand, if she has lunch first and leaves in 40 minutes, she will have to drive 90km/h to make her appointment. How far away is Alton? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 514788: While driving the matamatics team to a contest, the driver noticed that the odometer on the bus read 21,912. The driver also noticed that this number was a palindrome, reading backwards and frontwards. The team sponsor said " I'll bet it will be a long time before that happen again!" However, just 105 minutes later, the driver reported that the odometer showed another palindrome(22022). How fast was the bus travling during that time? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 514700: In a bicycle race, Miss Muffet gives Mary Contrary a 500m advantage. Also, Miss Muffet agrees to start 15 minutes after Mary Contrary. Now, just as the race began, Miss Muffet saw a spider near her tuffet, and took off at 17km/h. Mary Contrary takes off at 14km/h. How long will it take Miss Muffet to overtake Mary Contrary. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 514926: if your driving 50 miles per hour how many miles will you travel in 1.8 hours ? Click here to see answer by plover(15)

 Question 514961: A bullet travels at 900 m/s. How long will it take a bullet to go 2 km? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

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