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 Question 533188: it takes Pedro 60 seconds to run around a 440 yard track . how long does it take Juan to run around the track if he and Pedro meet in 32 seconds after they start together in a race around the track in opposite directions Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 533301: Can someone please help me with this problem: A bike race is completed at an average speed of 15 kph. If the biker had averaged 25 kph, they would have finished the race 1 hour faster. What was the distance that the race covered? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 533308: How fast do I need to be running , to run 1 and a half mile, under 12 minutes? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 533555: if you are driving in a car at 80mph and a fly is flying inside car, why does the fly not smash in the back window? flies cannot fly @ 80? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 533546: Please hep with this word problem - thanks: At 10am, a car leaves a hiuse traveling 60 mph. At the same time, another car leaves the same house traveling 50 mph in the opposite direction. At what time will the cars be 330 miles apart? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)
 Question 533546: Please hep with this word problem - thanks: At 10am, a car leaves a hiuse traveling 60 mph. At the same time, another car leaves the same house traveling 50 mph in the opposite direction. At what time will the cars be 330 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 533575: If a car is traveling at a rate of 30 miles in 1 hours, how many feet per second is this? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 533709: A car can travel 196 miles on 7 gallons of gas. How far can it travel on 15 gallons Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 533722: Please help me solve this equation. Q: If I drive 3000 miles, at sixty mph, how many hours will it take me to drive there, not factoring in any stops? (I would like to break this down in hours/days and then add in my stops.) How do I break this down for further use? (PS I cannot open up the topic drop down box, nor could I find how to submit this question.) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 533738: An aeroplane covers a certain distance at a speed of 240 km/h in 5 hours. To cover the same distance in 1 2/3 hours, it must travel a speed of Click here to see answer by fcabanski(874)

 Question 533797: I walk 3 miles north, then 2 miles south, then 5 miles north, then 6 miles south. Where did I end up. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 533953: A car has tires with a radius of 15 inches. If the tires rotating 6 times each second, about how many feet per hour is the car traveling? (1 foot = 12 inches) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 533990: Tom gets on the elevator at the 11th floor and rides up at a rate of 57 floors per minute. At the same time, Jan gets on an elevator on the 51st floor and rides down at a rate of 63 floors per minute. If they continue traveling at these rates, at which floor will their paths cross? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 534040: Two planes, which are 1790 mile apart, fly towards each other. Their speed differs by 45 mph. If they pass each other in 2 hours, what are their speeds? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 533970: If a car is traveling 40 mi/hour. What is the car's speed in feet per second? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 534095: Josh is skating a pond. He moves at 10 mph going from one end to the other, but on his way back he comes 5 mph. It took him one hour. How long is the pond? i tried 10(x-1) + 5(x) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 534101: Tow buses leave towns 345 miles apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One bus travels nine miles an hour slower than the other. if they meet in 3 hours, what is the rate of each bus? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6513)

 Question 534098: five friends drove at an average rate of 60 miles per hour to a weekend retreat. on the way home they took the same route but averaged 75 miles per hour. what was the distance between home and the retreat if the round trip took 10 hours? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6513)

 Question 534126: Two trains leave stations 156 miles apart the same time and travel toward each other. One train travels at 55 miles per hour other travels 75 miles per hour. How long will it take for the two trains to meet? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 534124: Two trains leave stations 156 miles apart the same time and travel toward each other. One train travels at 55 miles per hour other travels 75 miles per hour. How long will it take for the two trains to meet? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 534141: If a car is traveling 45 miles per hour and it has to go 4.5 miles, how many minutes does it take for the car to arrive at its destination? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 534147: A cougaar spots a fawn 132 meters away. The cougar starts toward the fawn at a speed of 18 meters per second. At the same instant, the fawn starts running away at 11 meters per second. How far is the cougar from the fawn after 8 sceons? When will they be 60 meters apart? Click here to see answer by KMST(1868)

 Question 534281: if i am driving 40 mph and my destination is 60 miles how long does it take for me to get there? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 534283: KARLA walks 1.5 miles in 15 minutes.How long will it take her to walk 4 miles? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 534314: Lauren is jogging to the store at 10 mph. She gets what she needs and returns home at 5 mph. Her total jogging time was one hour. How far is the store from her house? I need an equation...I don't understand how to do this... Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 534266: There are two cities, X and Y, on opposite sides of a lake. A motorboat leaves X heading for Y as the same time a motorboat leaves Y heading for X. They travel at constant but different speeds. The boats pass each other 500m from X. After reaching their destinations, they turn around and head back to their original cities at the same speed they travelled at before. They pass each other again 300m from Y. How wide is the lake between X and Y? What is the relationship between the speeds of the two boats? Not really sure how to find the relationship between the speeds of the two boats at all. We were told to 'remember the rules and the rubric' but not sure what that means either after searching the internet. Any help asap would be much appreciated! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 534287: When jack began his pursuit, Jill was already 60 miles ahead. If Jill travels at 40mph and jack travels at 60mph how many hours will it take jack to catch up with Jill? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(874)

 Question 534406: two locomotives approach each other on parallel tracks. Each has a speed of 95 km/h with respect to the ground. If they are initially 8.5 km apart, how long will it be before they reach each other? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)
 Question 534406: two locomotives approach each other on parallel tracks. Each has a speed of 95 km/h with respect to the ground. If they are initially 8.5 km apart, how long will it be before they reach each other? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(874)

 Question 534356: a runner starts jogging at her house. She jogs 6 miles and then turns around and jogs back to her house. The first part of her job is mostly uphill, so her speed averages 3 miles per hour less than her returning spped. If the total time she spends jogging is 1 3/4 hours, find her speed going and her speed returning Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 534407: A car traveling 88 km/hr is 110 m behind a truck traveling 75 km/hr. How long will it take the car to reach the truck? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 534392: The cost, in millions of dollars, to remove x % of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico modeled by (Do not convert the percentages below ( whay exactly does this mean and if I do not convert the percents to decimal form how can I find the answer?) What is the cost to remove 15% of the pollutant? What is the cost to remove 25% of the pollutant? What is the cost to remove 45% of the pollutant? What is the cost to remove 65% of the pollutant? What is the cost to remove 85% of the pollutant? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 534421: the owners of a candy store want to sell, for 6 \$ per pound, a mixture of chocolate covered raisins , which usually sells for 3 \$ per pound, and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, which usually sells for 8 \$ per pound. they have a 70 pound barrel of the raisins. how many pounds of the nuts should they mix with the barrel of raisins so that they target value of 6\$ per pound for the mixture Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 534386: A car travels 125 miles in the same time an airplane travels 1515 miles. If the rate of the car is 315 miles per hour less than the rate of the airplane, what is the rate of each? Let r represent the rate of the car. Note: Because the time of travel for the car is equal to the time of travel for the plane we can compare the distance and rate (distance = rate x time). Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 534432: Steve is traveling 200 miles to L.A. and it takes him 4 hrs. then, his car has problem it takes him 5 hrs to get back. His average speed is 10mph less coming back. how fast did it take steve to go to L.A.? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 534326: Two people, who are 315 meters apart, start walking toward each other at the same time. If they walk at rates of 1.5 and 2 m/sec, how much time will pass before they meet? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 534442: If a/b=a/c Why can't you cancel the numerators? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(874)
 Question 534442: If a/b=a/c Why can't you cancel the numerators? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 534440: Boat traveling against the current travels out 2miles, passes a log moving with the current. The boat travels 1hr more, turns around and arrives at shore the same time as the log. What is rate of current? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)