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Question 586700: Two trains start from the same station at the same time, but travel in opposite directions. Their hourly rates are 35 mph and 55 mph, respectively. After how many hours will the trains be 540 miles apart?
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Question 586776: Two friends go to a park to exercise. One starts running at a rate of 8.4 mph on the 23 mile path around the park, and the other starts from the same point, jogging at a rate of 5.5mph in the opposite direction on this path. How many minutes will it be before they meet on this path?
What I have so far is d=rt
Let t=time when they meet
8.4t +5.5t=23
13.9t=23
=1.65
I would appreciate any help on this. Been working on word problems till my head hurts. lol Thanking you in advance.
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Question 586926: Two planes are flying around the world. The first plane is flying at 300 miles per hour (mph) and is 350 miles ahead of the second plane. The second plane is flying at 400 mph. How long will it take for the second plane to catch the first plane?
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Question 587487: The state fair is a popular field trip destination. This year the senior class at High School A and the senior clas at High School B both planned trips there. The senior class at High School A rented and filled 8 vans and 8 buses with 240 students. High School B rented and filled 4 vans and 1 bus with 54 students. Every van had the same number of students in it as did the buses. Find the number of students in each van and in each bus
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Question 587417: Eddie is flying a jet against the wind on a 330 mile trip. Flying with the same wind speed, Eddie could fly a 550 mile trip in the same amount of time. If Eddie's jet flies 220 miles per hour in still air, what is the speed of the wind? Solve problem algebraically please...
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Question 587484: Please help me solve this word problem { { { Let "x" be the first of three consecutive even integers. If the sum of the squares of the first and second is eightyfour more than the square of the largest, find all three integers.
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Question 587731: Joseph and Lisa live 150 miles apart. They leave at the same time and drive on the same road towards each other. Jospeh travels at a rate of 60 miles per hour. Lisa travels at a rate of 70 miles per hour. In approximately how much time will Joseph and Lisa meet on the road?
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Question 587885: The distance D that a spring is stretched by hanging object varies directly as the weight W of the object. If a 6kg object streches a spring 19cm, find the distance the spring is streched when the weight is 19kg.
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Question 587885: The distance D that a spring is stretched by hanging object varies directly as the weight W of the object. If a 6kg object streches a spring 19cm, find the distance the spring is streched when the weight is 19kg.
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Question 588084: A harmless rocket is filled with water and then pressurized using a handheld pump. The rocket is then released and off it goes. If the rocket has an initial velocity of 96 ft/sec, the height of the rocket can be modeled by the function: h(t)=  16t^2 +96t where h(t) represents the height of the rocket after t sec. What is the rocket's heigt at t = 3 sec?
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Question 588091: 2. A bakery truck is 20 mph faster than the speed of the children chasing it. The bakery truck travels 250 miles in the same time it takes the kids to travel 150 miles. Find the speed of the bakery truck and the kids.
Need every step please.
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Question 588188: Kathryn row a boat downstream for 40 miles. The return trip upstream took 16 hours longer, If the current flows at 4mph how fast does Kathryn row in still water?
I am stuck as I cant find an example in my text book with an explanation on how to solve
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