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 Question 557241: Tina hiked 15 km up a mountain trail. Her return trip along the same trail took 1/2 hour less, because she increased her speed by 1 km/hr. How long did it take her to climb up and down the trail? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 557429: Harry takes 2 hours less to travel 50km than Cara takes to travel 35km. Cara travels at a speed that is 5km/hr slower that that of Harry. Find the time taken by Harry and Cara to complete their respective journeys and the speed at which they travelled. Click here to see answer by rajagopalan(158)

 Question 557452: Clark has a boat that can travel at 15kph in still water. It can go 140km with the current at the same time it takes to travel 35km against the current. what is the speed of the river?? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 557375: A car traveled at 50km/hr for 4 hours and at 60km/hr for 3 1/2hours. What was the average speed for the whole journey? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 557591: Someone travels 580 miles in 10 hours. How many miles did they drive in an hour? Click here to see answer by neatmath(300)

 Question 557673: Pete and his family take a trip out into the country by car. On the way out he travels at 40 MPH . When they hit snow he turned around and started back traveling at 30 MPH. If the entire trip took 7 hours, how far out into the country did they go? I tried 40x + 30x = 7(60) But that is not the correct answer. if you could help me that would be great Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 557609: If the distance around a track is 1/6 of a mile and someone jogs around it 16 times then how far did they jog and how do you figure that problem out. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 557648: An airplane travels 1800 km in 6 h flying with the wind. It travels only two thirds as far in the same time against the wind. Find the speed of the wind. Thank you~ Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 557584: a man commutes to work a distance of 30 miles and teturns on the same route at the end of the day. His average rate on the return trip is 15 miles per hour faster than his average rate on the outgoing trip. write the total time, T, in hours, devoted to his outgoing an return trips as a function of his rate on the outgoing trip, x. The find a interpret T(25). I already have 30/x + 30/x+15 I am having a problem with the interpret Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 557790: Driving my car at 100km/hr, I decide to accccelerate-20 km/hr/hr for 30 minutes.what is my final velocity?(convert time to hours Click here to see answer by prateekagrawal(56)

 Question 557824: start from a place on the earth surface, you travel south for 100 miles then east for 100 miles then to north for the same distance . now where did u start? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 557852: Ryan left the science museum and drove south. Gabriella left three hours later drving 42 km/h faster in an effort to catch up to him. After two hours Gabriella finally caught up. Find Ryan's average speed. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 557952: if you travel at 60mph, you are going one mile per minute, if you are traveling 67mph how many miles per minute? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 557423: The first two sections of a bicycle race are x and y meters long. Annie cycles the first part of the race at 6m/s and the second part at 12m/s. Barry cycles the same sections at 10m/s and 6m/s. It takes Annie half a minute to cycle these two sections, whereas it takes Barry 46 seconds to cover the same distance. How long are these two sections of the race? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 557992: Can you please show me the steps to do this problem? A freight train traveled to the repair yards and back. IT took one hour less time to get there than it did to get back. The average speed on the trip there was 54 mph. The average speed on the way back was 45 mph. How many hours did the trip there take? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 558016: Pat biked 1 mile in 3 minutes with the wind at her back, and then she returned in 4 minutes riding against the wind. What was the speed of wind? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 558016: Pat biked 1 mile in 3 minutes with the wind at her back, and then she returned in 4 minutes riding against the wind. What was the speed of wind? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 558015: An airplane travels 1800km in 6 hours flying with the wind. It travels only two thirds as far in the same time against the wind. Find the speed of the wind.  Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 558090: A train travels north at 100 kilometers per hour and travels for 160mins. Then it turns east and travels 2000 meters per minute for 2 hours. How far has the train traveled? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 557975: If you leave Thailand at 1pm and it takes 14 hours to reach your destination which is nevada what time would you arrive? Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 558130: A passenger plane flew to moscow and back. The trip there took five hours and the trip back took nine hours. It averaged 144 km/h faster on the trip there than on the return trip. Find the passenger plane's average speed on the outbound trip. O.k so I did have a go at it Trying to use a system of equations using the substitution method to eliminate one unknown but it didn't work. I will try and explain what I was playing around with: D1 = Distance there D2 = Distance back ( but not sure if I needed this as it is same Distance ) Average Speed = S D1/5 + D2/9 = S D1/5 = D2/9+144 ( I tried substituting this in ) D2/9+144 + D2/9 = S ( then I combined the like terms ) D2/18+144 = s ( but this is where I realized I had failed as I still had 2 variables. Please help me someone I am so bad at word problems and I would love to be confident at them. P.S I wasn't sure about which was the outbound trip, I guessed it meant the trip back. Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)
 Question 558130: A passenger plane flew to moscow and back. The trip there took five hours and the trip back took nine hours. It averaged 144 km/h faster on the trip there than on the return trip. Find the passenger plane's average speed on the outbound trip. O.k so I did have a go at it Trying to use a system of equations using the substitution method to eliminate one unknown but it didn't work. I will try and explain what I was playing around with: D1 = Distance there D2 = Distance back ( but not sure if I needed this as it is same Distance ) Average Speed = S D1/5 + D2/9 = S D1/5 = D2/9+144 ( I tried substituting this in ) D2/9+144 + D2/9 = S ( then I combined the like terms ) D2/18+144 = s ( but this is where I realized I had failed as I still had 2 variables. Please help me someone I am so bad at word problems and I would love to be confident at them. P.S I wasn't sure about which was the outbound trip, I guessed it meant the trip back. Click here to see answer by KMST(1874)

 Question 558146: Stanley and Phillys leave the office and travel in opposite directions. Stanley drives 15 mph slower than Phyllis, and after 2 hr they are 146 mi apart. How fast was each person driving? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 558214: how fast do i have to go if i need to bike 95 miles in 15 hours? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 558168: a bullet train can travel very fast if a bullet train can go 150 miles in 90 minutes, what is the speed of the train in miles per hour Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 558230: The fan cost index tracks the average costs for attending sporting events, including tickets, drinks, food, parking, programs, and souvenirs. According to the FCI, a family of four would spend a total of \$592.30 to attend two Major League Baseball (MLB) games and one National Basketball Association (NBA) game. The family would spend \$691.31 to attend one MLB and two NBA games. Write and Solve a system of equations to find the family's costs for each kind of games according to the FCI. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 558246: Thisis my final problem of the night. hope this problem is beneficial as the others problems given, This is it: Two truckers leave from the same point driving in opposite directions the first trucker driving at 59 mph and the second at 56mph. The first trucker has a one hour head start. How long will they be able to talk on their car phone if the phone has a 290 mile range. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 558432: if it takes 28 minutes to walk to someone's house, how long will it take if you ride a bike? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 558503: johnny walked from home to school at rate of 3mph. he came back home at rate of 5mph. total trip took him 1 hour. how many miles did he walk? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 558407: A train leaves Kansas City for Dallas and it travels at an average speed of 60 miles/hour. Another train leaves in the opposite direction and travels at an average speed of 80 miles/hour. At what point [with respect to either of the stations] would they meet? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 558547: If you travel 2.5 miles in 45 seconds how fast are you going? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 558551: how much does 9.8 seconde in one hour? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 558577: Hello: please help me solved these word problems that i had to do for a math class. I have at least five to solve. In all I have completed 10 of the 18 problems given, anyway this is one of them: Two hikers Alan and Ben are 22.8 miles apart and walking toward each other. They meet in 6 hours. Find the rate of each hiker if Ben walks 0.8 faster than Alan What is Alan and Ben rate of speed. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 558685: a car and a truck is traveling north on a highway. the truck has a speed of 45 miles per hour and the car has a speed of 57 miles per hour. if the truck is ahead of the car, what is the relative velocity? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 558710: Please help me solve this word problem Eduardo left the hardware store and traveled toward the ferry office. Two hours later Kim left traveling at 70 km/h in an effort to catch up to Eduardo. After traveling for three hours Kim finally caught up. Find Eduardo's average speed. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 558749: Ivy drives at a speed of 19 miles per hour. How long will it take her to drive 95 miles? Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 558783: A plane travelled 1320 miles to Houston and back. The trip there was with the wind. It took 10 hours. The trip back was into the wind. It took 15 hours. What is the speed of the plane in still air? What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 558783: A plane travelled 1320 miles to Houston and back. The trip there was with the wind. It took 10 hours. The trip back was into the wind. It took 15 hours. What is the speed of the plane in still air? What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 558818: Tracey drives to work at 50 mph and is 1 minute late. If she leaves at the same time and drives 55 mph, she’ll be 1 minute early. How far does Tracey live from work? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 558830: A boat on a river travels 50miles downstream in only 5 hours. It takes the same boat 9 hours to travel 18miles upstream. What are the speed of the boat and the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 558836: Wayne left track practice at 4:52. It took him 6 min. to get home and 2/5 hr. to eat a snack. Before starting his math team homework, he glanced at his watch and, of course, calculated the measure of the smallest angle formed by the hour and minute hands. What was the measure? Please explain. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 558883: two trains travel in opposite directions from the same station at rates differing by 20 kph. in two hours they will be 160 km apart Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 558954: A man walks .5 miles in 12 minutes, how many miles/hr is he walking? Click here to see answer by mseely(2)

 Question 559030: vehicle A must come within 300 feet of following vehicle B both traveling in same direction. Vehicle A is already traveling at 70 MPH when it crosses an imaginary start line. Vehicle B begins chase from a dead stop from same start line. Vehicle A must progrssively accelerate faster than 70 MPH in order to come within 300 feet for a visual identification. please calculate the time in seconds it will take Vehicle A to come within 300 feet at 100MPH. Can you also show the formula so I can modify for differnt speeds? Thank you Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 559108: Wendy took a trip from city A to city B, a distance of 820 mi. She traveled part of the way by bus, which arrived at the train station just in time for Wendy to complete her journey by train. The bus averaged 40 mi/h, and the train averaged 90 mi/h. The entire trip took 10.5 h. How long did Wendy spend on the train? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

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