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 Question 523880: If a group of people walk about 3mph and they are led by a car traveling 5mph -How far apart will they be at 1/4mile? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 524011: The rate of a passenger train exceeds the rate of a freight train by 20 mph. It takes the passenger train 1/2 as much time to travel 160 miles as it does the freight train. Find the rate of each train. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)
 Question 524011: The rate of a passenger train exceeds the rate of a freight train by 20 mph. It takes the passenger train 1/2 as much time to travel 160 miles as it does the freight train. Find the rate of each train. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6463)

 Question 524073: Hello, can you please solve and explain this question while showing me every step. thank you A boy walks 25 miles East then 8 miles North,how far is he from the starting point? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57224)

 Question 524082: Hello can you please explain and solve this question with all steps invloved please. I thought it would be v= a/tbut the answer does not seem right? Thank you An airplane flies 25 degress north of east at 350 m/s. How fast is it flying east? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 524107: Hello, can you please help me solve and explain everystep to this problem for me please? I am stuck. If the speed of a moving car is 40 ft/sec and accelerates at 2 ft/sec(squared) for 12 seconds, how fast is it then traveleing. Thank you Click here to see answer by stanbon(57224)

 Question 524119: A runner completes a 10km run in about 45mins. What was the runners speed in km/h? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 524193: Two trains are 315 miles apart traveling toward each other on parallel tracks. The faster train is traveling at twice the speed of the slower train. If they left at the same time and pass each other in 3 hours, find the speeds of both trains. Click here to see answer by rfer(12646)

 Question 524220: A car travels 40 miles an hour and a plane travels 10 miles in a minute. How far will the car travel while the plane travels 450 miles? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 524213: A plane flies 300 km due north, 400 km due east, and then 500 km due south. How far is the plane from its starting point? State to the nearest km. My answer is approximately 860 km. Please confirm if this is correct. Using Distance Formula: D2 = (x2-x1)+(y2-y1) Starting Point: 0 East: positive x West: negative x North: positive y South: negative y Start: (0,0) 300 N: (0,0)+(300,0)=(300,0) 400 E: (300,0)+(400,0)=(700,0) 500 S: (700,0)+(0,-500)=(700,-500) The plane is 700km east and -500km south of starting point. D2= (700-0)2+ (0-500)2 D2= (700)2 + (-500)2 D2= 490,000 + 250,000 D2= 740,000 D = 860km The plane is approximately 860km from its starting point. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 524179: George leaves his house on his bike at 7:30 AM and averages 5 miles per hour. His wife leaves at 8 AM following the same path averaging 8 miles per hour. At what time will his wife catch George? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 524176: A person has two choices for his salary. Plan A. A salary of \$900 per month plus a commission of 10% of sales OR Plan B A salary of \$1,200 per month plus a commission of 15% of sales in excess of \$8,000. For what amount of monthly sales is plan B better than plan A? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 524332: A train leaves the station at 6:00pm traveling west at 80mph. On a parallel track,a second train leaves the station 3 hours later traveling west at 100mph, At what time will second trdain catch up with the first? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)
 Question 524332: A train leaves the station at 6:00pm traveling west at 80mph. On a parallel track,a second train leaves the station 3 hours later traveling west at 100mph, At what time will second trdain catch up with the first? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9650)

 Question 524387: Robert leaves the gym at 5:00 p.m. Fifteen minutes later, Eddie notices Robert's house keys and runs after him. If Robert walks at 6 miles pet hour and Eddie runs at 9 miles per hour ,how long will it take Eddie to catch up to Robert? Trying to study but this isn't in the text book. Help! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 524405: How far have you traveled if you drive 5 1/2 hours at 59 mph? Round to the nearest mile Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 524424: I have been stuck on this one for a while now. Trying to define variables, write and equation and solve. Please help me!! The distance going up and down a hill is 15 miles. It takes a total of 2 hours to complete the trip. Going down the hill is 20 mph faster than going up. How fast is the trip up the hill in mph? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)
 Question 524424: I have been stuck on this one for a while now. Trying to define variables, write and equation and solve. Please help me!! The distance going up and down a hill is 15 miles. It takes a total of 2 hours to complete the trip. Going down the hill is 20 mph faster than going up. How fast is the trip up the hill in mph? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 524481: if your going 85 mph how long will it take to travel 454 miles Click here to see answer by rfer(12646)

 Question 524488: the houston rockets have to play the portland trailblazers tonight at 7pm pacific time if the rockets left at 1pm & the flight took 3 hrs what time would they arrive in portlant? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 524523: Two cars leave a city and head in the same direction. After 2 hours, the faster car is 20 miles ahead of the slower car. The slower car has traveled 94 miles. Find the speeds of the two cars. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 524613: Tonys family is driving 70 miles to a fair. They have already traveled 30 miles. They are traveling at a speed of 40 miles per hour. How many more hours will it take them to complete the rest of the trip? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 524457: Dave takes a group of teenagers on a canoe trip on the Wolf River. He discovers that it takes him the same amount of time to paddle 4 miles upstream as it does to paddle 16 miles downstream. If Dave can paddle 5 miles per hour in still water, how fast is the current? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 524627: Hello, Im a lost on this question will you please help me and parlay all of the steps to this question along with the answer please? Thank you How long does it take for a stone to fall 2500 meters starting from rest? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 524624: Hello, Will you please solve and explain this question for me as i am completely stuck as their is only 1 value for me to use in an equation? thank you !!! A rockis released at the top of a tower. It hits the ground at after falling for 8.0 seconds. What is the height of the tower? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57224)

 Question 524644: Hello, I am really having a probelm answering this question. Can you please show me the steps and the correct answer to it please? Thank a lot Mass A is 6 X 10 to the 5th kg. Mass B is 2 X 10 to the 2nd and they are 8 meters apart. How much gravatational attraction do they have for each other? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 524690: A boat leaves a harbor and sails east at a speed of 18 miles per hour. A second boat leaves the same harbor and sails east at a speed of 28 miles per hour. The first boat leaves the harbor at 2PM. The second boat leaves at 3PM. What time will the second boat catch up to the first boat? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 524020: Stanley drove 240 miles at a certain rate of speed. If he had traveled 15 mph faster, he would have been able to travel 30 miles further in 3/4 of the time that he spent on his trip. What was Stanley's rate on the trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 524683: Ramon and Liza found two snails that were trudging along together in the driveway. Having nothing else to do, Liza and Ramon decided to figure out how fast they were moving. They determined that one was crawling at a pace of 15 mm/min and the other 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 stanbon(57224)
 Question 524683: Ramon and Liza found two snails that were trudging along together in the driveway. Having nothing else to do, Liza and Ramon decided to figure out how fast they were moving. They determined that one was crawling at a pace of 15 mm/min and the other 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 edjones(7569)

 Question 524666: 1. If a car is traveling at 50 km/hr along a straight line, how many meters does it travel in 10 seconds? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 524698: A car travels 147 miles in 3 hours. It was driven at 24 mph in the city and 54 mph in the country. Find the number of hours that the car was driven at each rate. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 524114: At 1:00 p.m. a car leaves St. Louis for Chicago, traveling at a constant speed of 65 miles per hour. At 2:00 p.m. a truck leaves Chicago for St. Louis, traveling at a constant speed of 55 miles per hour. If it is a 305-mile drive between St. Louis and Chicago, at what time will the car and truck pass each other? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 524766: What is your average velocity if you drive a distance of 364 km at a speed of 40 km/h, then the same distance at a speed of 64 km/h? Answer in units of km/h Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 524773: If you travel a distance of 10km in 5 hours what is your speed? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 524824: HOW FAST WOULD HAVE TO BE GOING TO DO 30 MILES IN 9 MINUTES IN MPH Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 524845: Car A is traveling on a freeway at 100km/h when it is passed by Car B. If both cars are 10km away from the end of the freeway, how fast would Car B have to be traveling to be able to beat Car A by 1 minute. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 524819: A plane flies 600 miles against a steady 25mph headwind and then returns to the same point with the wind. If the trip takes 10 hours what is the planes speed while still in the air? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 524868: Two cars started at the same time from the same hotel and drove in opposite directions. One drove 20 miles per hour faster than the other. If they were 330 miles apart in 3 hours, find the speed of each car. Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 524893: The distance a person can see to the horizon from a point above the surface of Earth varies directly as the square root of the height. If, for the height of 500ft, the horizon is 19 miles away, how far is the horizon from a point that is 800 ft. high? Round answer to the nearest hundredth. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57224)

 Question 524948: Sara travels at a speed of 50 kilometers per hour from t=0 until t=3 Then she continues in the same direction at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour. Find st Sara's average speed at any time t which is larger than 3. I have to find the equation for s(t), can you help me? I can't figure it out! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 524938: A train travelling at 60mph enters a tunnel that is 5 miles long. The train is one mile long. How many minutes does it take for the whole train to pass through the tunnel? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 525045: Lisa traveled to her cabin on the lake and back. The trip there took five hours and the trip back took six hours. She averaged 45 km/h on the return trip. Find the average speed of the trip there. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30967)

 Question 525048: Shayna left the airport and drove toward the capital at an average speed of 52 km/h. Some time later Mei left driving in the same direction but at an average speed of 65 km/h. After driving for four hours Mei caught up with Shayna. Find the number of hours Shayna drove before Mei caught up Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

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