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 Question 536281: There are approximately 2 lbs of muscle for every 5 lbs of body weight of a certain animal. For a 140-lb animal, how much of the weight is muscle? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(872)

 Question 536251: "A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in three seconds?" (Thank you for this service :) Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9652)

 Question 536280: A snake travels 34.5 km in 15 hours. What is his speed? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(872)

 Question 536266: Can someone help me solve this please: A boat starts in 15 minutes, and the landing is 1 mile away. If you can walk at 3 mph and you run at 6 mph, how many minutes may you walk and must you run to reach in time? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 536323: if a car is traveling at 75 mph ow many seconds does it take to go 1 mile Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 536381: If a car travells 144 miles in 2hours 15minuits what's its average speed Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 536377: how long would it take to travel 72 kilometers at 80 km/h? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 536308: a bus travel at a distance of 90 km in 2 hours and another 30 km in 1 hour. what is the average speed of the bus? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 536338: If I walk one mile in 16 minutes and 30 seconds, how far would I walk in one hour? Click here to see answer by rfer(12646)

 Question 535570: A man travels 370 KM partly by train and partly by car. If he covers 250 KM by train and the rest by car. it takes him 4 Hours. But if he travels 130 KM by train and rest by car. he taken 18 minut longer. Find the speed of the train and that of the car. Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1421)

 Question 536316: if ur ship is 20 knots,how far would she have moved in 6 min? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(872)

 Question 536444: the point (5,y) is √17 units from (6,2). Find y. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 536422: At the begining of a walk, Steve and Eve are 6.6 mies apart. If they leave at the same time and wak in the same direction, Steve overtakes Eve in 11 hours. If they walk towards each other, they meet in 1 hour. What are their speeds? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 536460: I drove 2.5 miles in 1 minute and 17 seconds. How do I figure out my average speed? Is there a formula for this? Thank you Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 536501: Which expression is a factor of 6x^2-7x-5? A.2x B.2x+1 C.2x-1 D.6x-10 Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 536506: train A leaves the station traveling at 20 miles per hour. Eight houes later train B leaves the same station traveling in the same direction at 30 miles per hour. how long does it take for train B to catch up to train A? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 536637: i am having trouble taking the information in a word problem and plugging it into a formula. if i see one example i can do the others. the problem is: A driver is initially 270 miles from home, traveling towards home on a straight interstate at 72 mph. write a formula for a function y=D(x)that models the distance between the driver and home after x hours. any help would be appriciated!!!! Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9652)
 Question 536637: i am having trouble taking the information in a word problem and plugging it into a formula. if i see one example i can do the others. the problem is: A driver is initially 270 miles from home, traveling towards home on a straight interstate at 72 mph. write a formula for a function y=D(x)that models the distance between the driver and home after x hours. any help would be appriciated!!!! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 536640: im not sure how to solve logarithmic and/or exponential equations! here is on of my questions... maybe some steps on how to find the answer would really help me! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)
 Question 536640: im not sure how to solve logarithmic and/or exponential equations! here is on of my questions... maybe some steps on how to find the answer would really help me! Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9652)

 Question 536646: Ann lived in Bristol and Amy lived in Fairvale. At 2:00 P.M. they left their respective towns and walked in opposite directions, with Amy walking twice as fast an Ann. By 4:00 P.M., they were 66km apart. if,instead, they had walked from the towns toward each other, they would have been 12km apart at 3:00 P.M. How far apart are the towns? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 536647: A freight train traveling 100km/h took 48s to pass a motorcyclist going in the same direction at 40km/h. Assuming the length of the motorcycle is negligible, find the length of the train. If the train and the motorcycle were traveling in opposite directions, find to the nearest second how long they would have taken to pass each other completely. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 536641: Lionel left Reedsville at 9:00 A.M. one day and drove to Fitzwilliam at an average rate of 80 km/h. At 10:00 A.M. that same day, Nancy left Reedsville and followed the same route. If both Lionel and Nancy arrived in Fitzwilliam at 3:00 P.M., at what average rate had Nancy traveled? How far is Reedsville from Fitzwilliam? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 536659: A man can row at the rate of 5 mph in still water. He can row 10 miles upstream (against the current) in the same time that he can row 30 miles downstream (with the current). What is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 536732: If my monthly income is \$475.00 and will be receiving a 3.6% increase what's my new monthly income? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9652)
 Question 536732: If my monthly income is \$475.00 and will be receiving a 3.6% increase what's my new monthly income? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 536838: During the first part of the trip a canoeist travels 34 miles at a certain speed.The canoeist traveled 15 miles on the second part of the trip at 5 mph slower. Total trip was 5 hours. What was the speed on the first part of the trip? What about the second part of the trip. Okay so I understand when I get the answer for part a I simple subtract 5 from answer a for answer b. I also understand the problem gets set up like this 34/x + 15/x-5=5. After that I am lost. I was wondering if you could show me what to do next? Thanks so much. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 536797: If the horsepower p required to drive a speedboat through water is directly proportional to the cube of the speed v of the boat, what change is horsepower would be required to double the speed of the boat? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15625)

 Question 536973: If you are doing 72 mph in a car, how quickly could you go to 35 mph? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 536983: Car traveled 504 mi averaging a certain speed. If the car had gone 7 mph faster, the trip would have taken 1 hour less. Find the average speed. Click here to see answer by lmeeks54(105)

 Question 536996: A motorboatleaves a harbor and travels at an average speed of 9mph toward a small island. Two hours later, a cabin cruiser leaves the same harbor and travels at an average speed of 18mph toward the same island. In how many hours after the cabin cruiser leaves will the cabin cruiser be alongside with the motorboat. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 536960: Casey and David leave school at the same time and drive in opposite directions. Casey travels at a speed that is 15 mph faster than David. After 3 hours, they are 261 miles apart. Find the rateof speed for both Casey and David Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 537056: if a driver drives at a speed of 24 km/hour , he reaches his destination 5 minutes too late . but if he drives at a speed of 30km/hour , he reaches his destination 4 minutes too soon . how far is his destination? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57224)

 Question 537068: Janet can shovel snow in her driveway in 65 minutes, Tom can do the same job in 45 mins. How long will it take if they work together? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 537206: how long does it take to drive 872 miles at a average of 55 MPH? Click here to see answer by lmeeks54(105)

 Question 537024: At 1:00P.M., ship A is 30mi due south of ship B and sailing north at a rate of 15mi/hr. if ship B is sailing west at a rate of 10 mi/hr, find the time at which the distance d between the ships is minimal Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15625)

 Question 537310: Bob roller blades 9 miles each morning. Today, he averaged 10 miles per hour for the first 6 miles but then slowed to 5 miles per hour for the rest of the trip. How long did the entire trip take? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57224)

 Question 537317: A rabbit lure on a greyhound racetrack is set to travel once around the track at 40 feet per second, and then its speed is increased to 50 feet per second for the second loop around the track. If the total time it takes for the lure to go around the track twice is 135 seconds, what is the distance once around the track? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30968)

 Question 537358: Two scooters travel from the same point in the same direction, leaving at the same time. The faster scooter travels at twice the speed of the slower scooter. After three seconds, the faster scooter has traveled 6 feet more than the slower scooter. What is the speed of each scooter? Click here to see answer by algebrahouse.com(1079)

 Question 537374: how long would it take you to walk somewhere if it takes 10 minutes to drive there at 35 miles an hour Click here to see answer by algebrahouse.com(1079)

 Question 537365: I am taking a practice test so I have the right answer, but i have no idea how to solve this. I have setting up charts, but it doesn't seem to work. I know that rate times time is equal to distance. Please help. A racetrack measures 10 miles long. If an automobile completes the course in exactly 4 minutes, what is the average rate of speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8880)

 Question 537350: Calculus Question-Related Rates: A North-South highway A and an East-West highway B intersect at a point C. At 11:00 AM an automobile crosses C traveling north at a speed of 70 mi/hr. At that same instant, an airplane flying east at a speed of 280 mi/hr and an altitude of 7 miles is directly above the point on highway B that is 130 miles west of C. If the airplane and the automobile maintain the same speed and direction, at what rate is the distance between them changing at 11:15 AM? -I have tried drawing pictures and tried to use similar triangles, but it seems like I am getting no where! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 537402: Traveling 80mph how long will it take to travel 193mi Click here to see answer by algebrahouse.com(1079)

 Question 537393: Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on paralel tracks. Train A is traveling 40mph and train B is traveling 48mph. Train A passes a station at 11:15 a.m. If train B passes the same station at 11:30a.m. at what time will train B catch up to train A Click here to see answer by lmeeks54(105)
 Question 537393: Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on paralel tracks. Train A is traveling 40mph and train B is traveling 48mph. Train A passes a station at 11:15 a.m. If train B passes the same station at 11:30a.m. at what time will train B catch up to train A Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

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