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 Question 517404: at 10 am 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 333 miles apart? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 517440: If a plane can travel 460 miles per hour with the wind and 420 miles per hour agianst the wind, find the speed of the plane in still air. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 517324: A passenger plane and a jet leave at the same time from the same airport, traveling in opposite directions. The jet travels at twice the speed of the passenger plane. They are 2400 miles apart in 4 hours. Find the speed of the passenger plane and jet. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Help ! I have NO idea how to make an equation for this problem. Please make one and explain if you can! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 517443: steve drove his car 165 miles. He drove the first 1.5hrs at one speed and the next 2.5hrs at 10mph faster. Find his speed for each part of the trip Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 517167: A tennis ball is thrown vertically upward with an initial velocity of +6.9 m/s. What will the ball’s velocity be when it returns to its starting point? The acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s squared Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 517555: How long would it take to travel 61 mile at a speed of 80mph Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 517568: a rental car agency charges \$13 per day plus 11 cents per mile to rent a certian car. another agency charges \$17 per day plus 6 cents per mile to rent the same car. how many miles per day will have to be driven for the cost of a car from the first  agency to equal the cost of a car from the second? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 517685: If I ran 5.5mph for 30 minutes, how far will I have ran? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 517717: In a river with a steady current, it takes the bionic women 6 minutes to swim a certain distance upstream, but it takes her only 3 minutes to swim back. How many minutes would it take a doll of the bionic women to float this same distance downstream. Click here to see answer by gc2000(22)
 Question 517717: In a river with a steady current, it takes the bionic women 6 minutes to swim a certain distance upstream, but it takes her only 3 minutes to swim back. How many minutes would it take a doll of the bionic women to float this same distance downstream. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 517771: determine the exceleration of a car which increases its velocity from 22mph to 34mph in 2.5 seconds a=v-u/t Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 517775: a Tour bus leaves Sacramento every Friday evening at 5 pm for a 170 mile trip. this week however the bus leaves at 5:30 pm. to arrive on time , the driver drives 9 miles per hour faster than usual what is the buses usual speed? please show work Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)
 Question 517775: a Tour bus leaves Sacramento every Friday evening at 5 pm for a 170 mile trip. this week however the bus leaves at 5:30 pm. to arrive on time , the driver drives 9 miles per hour faster than usual what is the buses usual speed? please show work Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)
 Question 517775: a Tour bus leaves Sacramento every Friday evening at 5 pm for a 170 mile trip. this week however the bus leaves at 5:30 pm. to arrive on time , the driver drives 9 miles per hour faster than usual what is the buses usual speed? please show work Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 517798: Anne walked 3.2 kilometers. How many meters did Anne walk? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 517790: two trains leave stations 224 miles apart at the same time and travel toward each other. one train travels at 80 miles per hour while the other travels at 60 miles per hour. how long will it take for the two trains to meet? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)
 Question 517790: two trains leave stations 224 miles apart at the same time and travel toward each other. one train travels at 80 miles per hour while the other travels at 60 miles per hour. how long will it take for the two trains to meet? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 517795: A ball is thrown straight up with an initial velocity of 80 feet per second from the top of a building 23 feet tall. It's height h (in feet) above the ground t seconds after the ball is thrown is given by h = -16t^2 + 80t + 23. When will the ball be 119 feet above the ground for the first time? *** ^2 stands for squared or to the second power *** Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 517805: Two automobiles start at the same time and travel in opposite directions. The first averages 28 miles per hour and the second averages 35 miles per hour. In how many hours are they 189 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 517936: -3 is a solution to x ≤ -5. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 517953: Mary is training for a 10 kilometer race. She runs 47 kilometers each week.If she runs 9.4 kilometers each day,how many days does she run each week? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 517975: if one car goes thirty miles per hour, and another goes 60 miles per hour but leaves two hours later, when will the meet up Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 517950: The Smighen family is traveling by car on vacation.If they travel 540 miles in 2.4 days,and they drive the same distance each day,how many miles do they drive in a day? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 517991: a boat travels 36 miles in one hour what is its speed in miles per minute Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)
 Question 517991: a boat travels 36 miles in one hour what is its speed in miles per minute Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 517969: Please help! susan left her home at 7:00 am, driving her car at a rate of 45 mph. at 9:00 am her sister marion drove after her along the same highway traveling at the rate of 60 mph. in how many hours did marion pass susan? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 518127: If plane travels 220 mph there and 200 mph back and it took one less hour to get there than it did to get back....is the answer 11 hours? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 518135: with the aid of the current, cathy can row a boat 3 miles in 15 minutes. However, against the current she needs 20 minutes to row the same distance. How fast does Cathy row in still water, and how fast is the current? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 517658: A boat can travel on a river 7 miles upstream in the same time it takes to travel 19 miles downstream. Find the current speed if the speed of the boat is 8 miles per hour in still water Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 518179: My word problem is: A car and a motor cycle leave a rest area at the same time, with the car traveling 8 mph faster than the motorcycle. The car then travels 105 mi in the time it takes the motorcycle to travel 93 mi. Find the speed of each vehicle. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 518231: the rate of the boat in still water is 8 mph. At this rate a 30 mile trip downstream takes the same amount of time as an 18 mile trip upstream. What is the rate of the current? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 518246: At noon, a car B is 10 km north of another car A. Car A travels to the east at 30 km/h and car B travels south at 40 km/h. When will they be the closest to each other? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 518264: Two cars left Raleigh at the same time headed for Nashville. The Miata averages 65 mph while the Metro averages only 55 mph. In how many hours will they be 55 miles apart? I need help with the equation! Click here to see answer by x24_math(1)

 Question 518333: The Yankee Clipper leaves the pier at 9:00 a.m. at 8 knots. A half hour later , The River Rover leaves the same pier in the same direction traveling 10 knots . At what time will the River Rover overtake the Yankee Clipper? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 518322: Kevin flies in his private plane from Los Angeles to San Francisco, a distance of 450 miles, in 3 hours. He flies back in 2 7/19 hours. If the wind is blowing from the north at a steady rate during both flights, find the airspeed of the plane and the velocity of the wind. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 518316: Ann and Teddy are 60 km apart. Cycling towards each other, they will meet in 1.5 hours. Cycling in the same direction, Teddy will catch up with Ann in 4 hours. Find their speeds. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 518379: if i walk 2 meters per second and if i had walked 200 meters how long would it take me to walk the whole 200 meters ?? Click here to see answer by godeapurva(7)

 Question 518399: A TRUCK DRIVER TRAVELED AT 40mph for the first part of a 646-miletrip, then increased his speed to 58 mph for the rest of the trip. the entire trip took 13 hours. how many hours are traveled at 58 mph? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)
 Question 518399: A TRUCK DRIVER TRAVELED AT 40mph for the first part of a 646-miletrip, then increased his speed to 58 mph for the rest of the trip. the entire trip took 13 hours. how many hours are traveled at 58 mph? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 518397: a plane flies 405 miles with the wind and 315 miles against the wind in the same length of time. if the speed of the with is 20 mph, then find the speed of the plane in still air Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 518365: Hi my name is Jared Attwell. I am taking a math clasds my question is While taking a connecting train, a traveler takes a bus ride at 10 miles an hour to a certain point and then walks back 2 miles an hour. If he returns 3 hours after he left, how far did he walk? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 518233: Can you help me with this word problem? For those people with highly sensitive skin, an ultra-violet, or UV, rating of 6 will cause sunburn after 10 min. Given that the number of minutes it takes to burn t varies inversely as the UV rating u, how long will it take a highly sensitive person to burn on a day with a UV rating of 4? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 518430: A long distance runner starts at the beginning of a trail and runs at a rate of 6 miles per hour. Two hours later, a cyclist starts at the beginning of the trail and travels at a rate of 22 miles per hour. What is the amount of time that the cyclist travels before overtaking the runner? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 518668: A plane travels with a tail wind at 414mph and back from the same place into a headwind at 334mph. Find the speed of the plane with the wind still. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 518742: An airplane flies 720 miles with the wind. In the same amount of time, it can fly 630 miles againt the wind. The speed of the plane still air is 225 mph. Find the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

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