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 Question 529388: A hiker traveled at an average rate of 2 kilometers per hour (km/h) going up to a lookout and traveled at an average rate of 5 km/h coming back down. If the entire trip (not counting a lunch stop at the lookout) took approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, what is the total distance the hiker walked? Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a kilometer. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 529505: I need help! A person travels 15 miles in 1/3 of an hour, then returns by traveling that same 15 miles in 1/7 of an hour. What is that person's average rate for the trip? thank you Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)
 Question 529505: I need help! A person travels 15 miles in 1/3 of an hour, then returns by traveling that same 15 miles in 1/7 of an hour. What is that person's average rate for the trip? thank you Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1483)

 Question 529643: Al goes 8 mph; Ben goes 20 mph in the opposite direction. How many hours has Ben traveled when they are 180 miles apart? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 529611: If a car travels 60 mph in a straight ine from Carteret County to Los Angeles, non-stop, how long would it take to get there? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 529580: 1)A lorry travels at 50km per hour. Given that diameter of its wheel is 88Cm, find how many revolutions per minute the wheel is turning. Give your answer to the nearest whole no. 2)what is the cost of spraying insecticide on a field measuring 2000m by 3200m if the cost is \$22 per hectare. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 529579: If Steven can mix 20 drinks in 5 minutes, Sue can mix 20 drinks in 10 minutes, and Jack can mix 20 drinks in 15 minutes, how much time will it take all 3 of them working together to mix the 20 drinks? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 529922: A car and bus leave at the same time and travel to the same place. The car travels 21 mph faster than the bus and gets there in four hours. The bus gets there two hours later. Find the speed of the bus and car. Click here to see answer by boilpoil(127)

 Question 529921: two high speed trains are 290 miles apart and traveling toward each other. They meet in 5 hours. If one train's speed is 10 miles faster per hour than the other, find the speed of each train. Click here to see answer by boilpoil(127)

 Question 529941: Kara floats from a campsite to a lodge at 6 km/h. She returns by motorboat at 18km/h. The float trip is 4 hours longer than the motorboat trip. How far is it from the campsite to the lodge? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6756)

 Question 529971: how much quicker will a car arrive at the destination if it travels at 80mph and not 70mph Click here to see answer by boilpoil(127)

 Question 529981: are (2,9) and (-3,-6) both on the line y = 4x+ 6 ? if not find an equation for the line that pass through both points Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 530019: a train travels at 120 miles per hour. How long will it take to travel 150 miles Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 529923: so. buddy. to put this into to context, we were playing a video game in which you can fly jet planes. we were flying to a location that was 3.5km away. the distance was dropping steadily at 100 m/sec. what we were wondering, was what the average speed of the plane be? churrz Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 530172: a train travels 180 miles in an hour less time than a bus traveling the same distance. if the speed of the bus is 15 mph slower that the speed of the train, find the speed of the train and bus? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 530174: how do you solve this: a train travels 60 miles an hour for 20 min. how far did the train go? Click here to see answer by KMST(1936)

 Question 530167: if you are 60 miles away and driving 40mph how long will it take to get to your destination. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 530220: How do you solve this problem: How far does the tip of the minute hand of a clock move in 175 minutes if the hand is 4.8 inches long? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 530294: How fast do u have to be going to be going a mile a minute? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 530416: if a car drives at 76 km/hr, how far does the car go in 8 hours? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 530455: Two trains leave simultaneously from stations that are 360 miles apart. If one train is traveling at 40 miles per hour and the other is traveling 50 miles per hour, how far (along the track) from the nearest station will they meet? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)
 Question 530455: Two trains leave simultaneously from stations that are 360 miles apart. If one train is traveling at 40 miles per hour and the other is traveling 50 miles per hour, how far (along the track) from the nearest station will they meet? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 530485: A car travels 120 miles on 6 gallons of gas. How many gallons will it need to travel 460 miles? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 530475: John rented a truck for one day. There was a base fee of \$ 15.99 , and there was an additional charge of 99 cents for each mile driven. John had to pay when he returned the truck. For how many miles did he drive the truck? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 530487: Tyrone can paint a kitchen in 7 hours, and Shauna can paint the same kitchen in 6 hours. How long would it take for both working together to paint the kitchen? (you can leave your answer as an improper fraction or a mixed number). Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)
 Question 530487: Tyrone can paint a kitchen in 7 hours, and Shauna can paint the same kitchen in 6 hours. How long would it take for both working together to paint the kitchen? (you can leave your answer as an improper fraction or a mixed number). Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 530496: John rented a truck for one day. There was a base fee of \$ 15.99 , and there was an additional charge of 99 cents for each mile driven. John had to pay\$ 174.42 when he returned the truck. For how many miles did he drive the truck? Click here to see answer by boilpoil(127)

 Question 530479: here is my problem: Tara went bike riding. For the first part of her trip, she road at an average speed of 15 miles per hour. Then, she took a break for 15 minutes. For her return trip, she rode her bike at an average speed of 16 miles per hour. Altogether, Tara bike rode 42.5 miles in 3 hours. How long did the return portion of her trip last? I have: 15X + 16(3-X)= 42.5 but I don't know where to put the 15 min break. Am I on the right road here at all? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 530513: (AIR TRAVEL) Two jets bound for Dammam leave Jeddah 30 minutes apart. The first travels 550 miles per hour, while the second goes 650 miles per hour. At what time will the second plane pass the first? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 530542: A truck is 300 miles due east of a car and is traveling at a constant speed of 30 miles per hour. Meanwhile, the car is going north at a constant speed of 60 miles per hour. Express the distance between the car and truck as a function of time Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 530607: A boy walks at 11a.m. at 20mph and another boy starts at 1pm with 35mph on the same route. At what time , the second boy will catch the first boy? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 530730: Teresa is on her way home in her car. She has driven 12 miles so far, which is three-fourths of the way home. What is the total length of her drive? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 530729: Teresa is on her way home in her car. She has driven miles so far, which is three-fourths of the way home. What is the total length of her drive? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 530740: Going 80mph how long will it take to travel 30 miles? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 530738: It takes Maria twice as long to complete a certain type of research project as it takes Jude to do the same project. They both worked on a similar type of project and they finished in 1 hour. How long would each of them take to finish this project working alone? I tried to set it up many ways, like 2x+1x=60 mins but that did not work, then I tried 2/3 + 1/3= 60 but that still came out wrong. I know the correct answer is: Maria 1.5 hours, Jude 3 hours, but I have no idea how to get the equation. Could you please help? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 530826: sue and manuel collect model trains, sue has one more train than manuel has, together they have 13 trains, how many trains do each of them have? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 530946: what is my speed if I travel 18 miles in 50 minutes Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 530944: A car travels at a speed of 44ft per second.what is this speed in miles per hour. Click here to see answer by nahataba(3)
 Question 530944: A car travels at a speed of 44ft per second.what is this speed in miles per hour. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 530936: My math question is: Steve and Jordan are riding bikes. Jordan is riding at 7 mph and Steve is riding at 6 mph. If Jordan is 5 miles behind Steve, how long will it take for Jordan to catch up to Steve? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 531012: A bus seats 51 people and a van seats 8 people. If there are 150 people going on a trip in a total of 8 vehicles, how many buses and vans are taken on the trip? (Solve problem algebraically ahwing the work) Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 531023: A Senior class is planning a trip to Chicago. a Bus seats 51 people a bus seats 8 people. If there are 150 students going on the trip in a total of 8 vehicles, how many buses and vans are taken on the trip? I have already found the answer: 2 buses, and 6 vans; but this must be solved algebraically, showing all of my work. How do i do that? (set it up algebraically?) Thank you Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)
 Question 531023: A Senior class is planning a trip to Chicago. a Bus seats 51 people a bus seats 8 people. If there are 150 students going on the trip in a total of 8 vehicles, how many buses and vans are taken on the trip? I have already found the answer: 2 buses, and 6 vans; but this must be solved algebraically, showing all of my work. How do i do that? (set it up algebraically?) Thank you Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 530762: A boat travels 15 miles upstream and returns. If the boat travels 14 mph in still water, find the speed of the currrent if the total trip takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. I really only want to understand how to set the problem up, I have no problem with the algebra part :). Thank you so much to whoever helps me. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 531187: i cannot figure out how to go about this problem A jogger runs for 2.5 min(150 sec) at a constant speed of 5 m/s and then becomes tired, walks 50 m at a constant speed of 1.5 m/s. Then she runs another 250 m at a constant speed of 3.5 m/s. What is the joggers average speed over the whole motion. Click here to see answer by KMST(1936)

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