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 Question 519766: A truck traveling at a constant rate of 45 mph leaves ALbany. One hour later a car traveling at a constant rate of 60 mph also leaves Albany traveling in the same direction on the same highway. How long will it take for the car to catch up to the truck, if both vehicles continue in the same direction on the highway? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 519804: Plane A travels at 200 mph and plane B travels at 500 mph. If plane A has a 2 hours head start how far will both planes travel before plane B overtakes plane A? The book gives me the answer, I need to see the equation please. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 519798: you throw a ball to your friend. the ball leaves your hand 5 feet above the ground and has an initial vertical velocity of 50 ft per second. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 519827: Al traveled 54 miles in 3 hours.what is al's average speed in miles per hour for the time interval Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 519876: the average flight from point a to point b takes 200 minutes with a standard deviation of 10 minutes what is the probability that a flight will take between 197 and 205 minutes? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 519888: A rocket shoots upward with a velocity of 500 feet per second. Neglecting air resistance, how high will it travel? This is like a falling body problem but upside down. You start off with a velocity, and see how far it will travel until the velocity reaches zero. That is its highest altitude. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 519897: A container ship left the Danie Pier and traveled north. An aircraft carrier left four hours later traveling at 30 mph in and effort to catch up to the container ship. After traveling for eight hours the aircraft carrier finally caught up. What was the container ship's average speed? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 519968: A bicycle trip of 90 miles would have taken an hour less if the average speed had been increased by 3 mi/h. Find the average speed of the bicycle. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 519942: If I rode my bike 24 mile is 70 minutes, how many miles was I riding per hour? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 519935: You and your friend are each driving 379 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Your friend leaves first, driving 52mph. She is 32mph from Los Angeles when you leave, driving 60 miles per hour. How far does each of you drive before you are side by side? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 520014: Kevin's plane flew in a direct line from its base at 480 kph and returned over the same route at a rate of 400 kph, requiring 15 minutes longer on the return trip. How far did it fly from its base? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)
 Question 520014: Kevin's plane flew in a direct line from its base at 480 kph and returned over the same route at a rate of 400 kph, requiring 15 minutes longer on the return trip. How far did it fly from its base? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 520084: how long will it take a passenger train traveling at 60mph to catch up to a fright train trarveling at 45mph if the freight train had an 90minn head start Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 520174: the speed of a boat in still water is 10 mph. if it travels 30 miles up stream and 30 miles down stream in a total of 10 hours what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 520217: velocity question: If a conveyor is going 5 m/s west and you are walking 6 m/s east what is your velocity? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 520225: If an elevator is falling down at 50 m/s and you jump at 1 m/s what is your velocity? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 520224: If you are swimming 30ft/min south and the river is flowing 30ft/min north what is your velocity? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 520243: On a trip of 80 miles, a man traveled 12 times as far by train as by boat and 4 miles less by bus than by boat. Find the number of miles traveled in each part of the journey. I keep coming back to 12x+x-4= 80 , but I'm sure I'm missing something! Thanks for the help. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 520120: A train leaves Union Staion for Central Station, 216 km away, at 9:00 am. One hour later a train leaves Central Station for Union Station. They will meet at noon. If the second train had started at 9:00 am, and the first train at 10:30 am, they would still have met at noon. Find the speed of each train. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 520269: Tom travels 60 miles per hour going to a neighboring city and 50 miles per hour coming back using the same road. He drove a total of 5 hours away and back. What is the distance from Tom's house to the city he visited? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 519910: Show how you, alone, would move a 500 pound rock with a strong 10 foot long pole. Where would place a pivot, and how much would you have to apply? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 520440: If im traveling at 70 mph, how many feet per second is my car moving at? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)
 Question 520440: If im traveling at 70 mph, how many feet per second is my car moving at? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 520471: Vera walked from her home to a friend's home at a rate of 3 miles per hour. She rode to work with her friend at an average rate of 30 miles per hour. It took Vera a total of 50 minutes (5/6 of an hour) to walk to her friend's home and to get to work, traveling a total distance of 16 miles. How long did she walk and how long did she ride with her friend to get to work? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 520483: if i bike 4 and 1 fifth miles in 15 minutes, on average how many mph am i going? Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 520255: In a river with a steady current, it takes Cal Q. Leytor six minutes to swim a certain distance upstream, but it takes him only three minutes to swim back. How many minutes would it take him to float this same distance downstream? Please help and thanks! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 520554: I'm having trouble setting the equation up correctly. It reads - on a recent trip, a trucker traveled 330 miles at a constant rate. Because of road construction, the trucker then had to reduce the speed by 25mph. An additional 30 miles was traveled at the reduced rate. The total time for the entire trip was 7 hours. Find the rate of the trucker for the first 330 miles. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 520598: If Sarah runs at a constant speed of (2x - 5) miles per hour for (2x + 5) hours, then she will travel a distanc of ________ miles. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 520674: Roberta can drive her car 8.3 miles per dollar of gasoline that she buys. Her and three of her friends go on a road trip to a university that is 100 miles away and they want to split the cost of gasoline evenly. How much money does each have to contribute? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 520711: A ship leaves port and sails 12 kilometers west and then 19 kilometers north How far is the ship from port? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 520794: A car travels 60 miles per hour for 10 min and then decreases speed to 40 miles per hour for the next 30 min. How many miles would the car have traveled? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 520622: PLEASE I NEED HELP!!! Two cars are each 100 miles away from the town of Tucumcari, one directly to the north and the other directly to the east. The car to the north is heading toward the town at 60 miles per hour, while the one to the east is heading toward the town at 30 miles per hour. How fast are the cars approaching each other? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 520806: Two planes leave the airport at the same time. One flies directly east at 540 miles per hour. The other flies west at 720 miles per hour. How long will it take them to be 1890 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 520854: Mr. Anders and Mr. Rich each drove home from a business meeting. Mr. Anders traveled east at 100 kilometer per hour and Ms. Rich traveled west at 80 kilometers per hours. In how many hours were they 100 kilometers apart. Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 520875: ramon and liza found two snails that were trudging along together in the driveway. Having nothing to do, Liza and Ramon decided to figure out how fast they were moving. They determined that one was craling at a page of 15 mm/min and the other one at 10 mm/min. At these rates, how long will it take for the snails to be 10 centimeters apart? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 520921: A boat travels 384 miles in 24 hours. What is the average distance the boat travels in 1 hour? I am helping my brother with his homework, I forgot how to do this! Thankss Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 520641: A boy cycles from his house to a friend's house at 20km per hour and home again at 25km per hour. If his round trip takes 9/10 of an hour, how far is it to his friend's house? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 521104: what is the average speed if you hike 52 miles in 3 days Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)
 Question 521104: what is the average speed if you hike 52 miles in 3 days Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 521106: A jet travels at 435 m/s How long to travel 9.07 km? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 521130: Two friends live 30 miles apart. One day, they decide to run to each other's house. Michael leaves his house running at a rate of 4.5 miles per hour. At the same time Jon runs at a rate of 5.5 miles per hour. How long does it take for the two to meet. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 520686: Two train starts from two opposite directions towards each other.the velocity of the first train is 100km/h and the velocity of the second train is 50 km /h.Both the train starts at the same time, initially the time is 0 sec. a pigon which is sitting on the first train starts at the same time towards the other trainas soon as it reaches the second train,it flies back to the first train and so on and its velocity is 200km /h .it conyinues to do so ,flying backwards and towards from one train to the other untill the trais meet.how many km will the pigon have flown before the trains meet and it will move how many itteration? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 521140: A plane with an airspeed of 200 mi per hr flies in the direction of a wind with a speed of 50 mi per hour. What is the ground speed of the plane if it flies with the wind and if it flies against the wind? I'm not sure what exactly the difference is between airspeed and ground speed. Could someone give me some direction in how to solve this? Thanks, Jim Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 521213: a car travels 60 mph for 3 hours. how far did the car go? i was just wondering if all you do to solve the question was to multiply 60*3 to get 180 Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 521282: If you traveling at 80mph how long would it take you to go 50 miles Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

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