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 Question 592921: If you traveled 60 miles per hour and you drove for 20 minutes how far did you go? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 592773: At the beginning of a walk, roberto and juanita are 9.9 miles apart. If they leave at the same time and walk in the same direction, Roberto overtakes Juanita in 11 hours. If they walk towards eachother, they met in 1 hour.What are their speeds? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 593008: 2. A train required 2 h longer to travel 500 km than a plane required to travel 1200 km. Find the speed of the train, if the plane travels 4 times as fast as the train. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 593050: An object that is projected straight downward with initial velocity v feet per second travels a distance s+vt +16(square), where t=time in seconds. If Ramon is standing on a balcony 84 feet above the ground and throws a penny staright down with an initial velocity of 10 feet per second, in how many seconds will it reach the ground? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 593076: A boy walked over hills at 3 kilometers per hour and on flat roads at 4 kilometers per hour. He walked 18 kilometers in 5 hours. How much of his trip was over hills? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6761)

 Question 593139: if a plane is 1125 feet above ground, how long does it need to land at a 9 degree angle? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 593007: 1. Mike can row in still water at a speed twice that of the current in a certain river. It takes Mike 2 hours more to row 10 km up the river than it takes him to row 15 km down the river. What is the speed of current in the river? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 593119: on a 100km track, a train travels the first 25 km at a uniform speed of 35km/hr.How fast the train could travel over the next 75 km so as to give an average speed of 50km/hr for the entire trip Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 593169: If a ball is dropped from the top of a 256-ft building, then the formula Expresses its height h(t) in feet as a function of the time t in seconds. 1. Find h(2), the height of the ball 2 seconds after it is dropped. 2. Find h(4). Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 593179: Two cars are traveling along the same road at the same speed but at different velocities. Explain. Click here to see answer by htmentor(808)

 Question 593321: Larry's father had to travel to a neighboring city 385 miles away for a work project. If he left at 8 a.m. and traveled at a speed of 55 mph, how far would he be at 12 noon? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 593437: Teresa runs 3 miles in 25 minutes. At the same rate, how many miles would she run in 60 minutes? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 593471: Two jets leave an airport at the same time in opposite directions. The first jet is traveling at 377mph and the other at 275mph. How long will it take for the jets to be 2,065 miles apart? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 593385: It is approximately 35 million miles from Earth to the planet Mars. A spacecraft is launched from Earth heading toward Mars. If the spacecraft travels at an average speed of 2,900.meters per second, in about how many days will it take the slacecraft to reach Mars? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 593505: if a plane is traveling at 300 miles per hour and is 350 miles from second plane that travels at 400mph how long will it take second plane to catch up please help 5 minutes quiz Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 593533: traveling downstream the boat went 12 mph, upstream it went 2 mph what is the speed of the boat and current? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6761)
 Question 593533: traveling downstream the boat went 12 mph, upstream it went 2 mph what is the speed of the boat and current? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 593580: Two cars leave towns 510 kilometers apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One car's rate is 14 kilometers per hour less than the other's. If they meet in 3 hours, what is the rate of the slower car? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 593715: I am looking for assistance with setting up this problem: A passenger train traveled to Schannesburg and back. The trip there took 20 hours and the trip back took 16 hours. It averaged 12 mph faster on the return trip then on the outbound trip. What was the passenger train's speed on the outbound trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 593676: Suppose 2 trains leave the station at the same time traveling in opposite direction. One train travels 10 mph faster than the other. In 4.5 hours the trains are 405 miles apart find the speed of each train Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 593418: You are in a boat a miles from the nearest point on the coast (see figure). You are to go to a point Q, which is b miles down the coast and 1 mile inland. You can row at 4 miles per hour and walk at 5 miles per hour. If a = 2, and b = 4, toward what point on the coast should you row in order to reach Q in the least time? (Round your answer to three decimal places.) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 593602: the morgan family is taking a trip. it took the family 2 hours and 45 minutes to make the 176 mile trip. what is the average speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 593760: Brian and Jake left their homes, which are 500 miles apart, and drove straight toward each other. It took 4 hours for the two to meet. If Jakes speed was 15 MPH slower than Brian's speed, what was Brian's speed? Can you please solve this and explain to me how it's done? I am very confused about word problems and am not very good at them! Thanks for the help! Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 593762: SOLUTION: A carpenter is building a rectangular room with a fixed perimeter of 168 ft. What dimensions would yeild the maximum area? what is the maximum area? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 593783: Two cars X and Y start from two places A, B respectively which are 700 km apart at 9 a. m. Both the cars run at an average speed of 60 km / hr. Car X stops at 10 a. m. and again starts at 11 a. m. while the other car Y continues to run without stopping. When do the two cars cross each other ? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 594029: Elda walked from her home to her friend Niabi's house at 4.5 km/hr. When Elda returned home along the same route, she strolled at 3.5 km/hr. Elda took a total of 40 min to walk to Niabi's house and back again. a) How many minutes did Elda take to walk from her home to Niabi's house? b) How far is it from Elda's home to Niabi's house? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 594001: I am having trouble with this math problem. It says someone runs 2km to the bus stop to catch the bus then rides 4.5km to work. Then it says on average the bus travels 45km/hr faster than the person running at the beggining's average running speed. if the whole trip took 25 mins, how fast did the person run? i am having problem with how to write the equation. i tried writing f(x)=2x+4.5(45x) but im not sure thats write. I don't know how to write "the bus travels 45km/hr faster than the person's running speed" into this equation. please help Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 594118: The scale on a map is 2 cm: 21 Km . Find the actual distance for the following map distances. 1. 9 cm 2. 12.5 3. 14 mm 4. 3.6 m 5. 4.5 cm 6. 7.1 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 594069: a motorist drove for 45mins at 56mph how far did the car travel? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1614)

 Question 593932: If someone is running at 4.7 mph, how long will it take said person to travel 3.1 miles? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 594277: If Angela runs at a steady pace of mph for 3 hours and 20 minutes, how far will she run? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 594447: If you are going 80 kilometres per hour how fast are you going in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 594538: traveled 62 miles in 4 hours. some time was biking @ 20mph. the other time spent running @ 8 mph. What is the distance traveled biking? What is the distance traveled biking in the 4 hours if traveled 62 miles Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 594555: some bank robbers rob a bank in madison and flee for S.Beloit at 90 miles an hour (1.5 miles/min) they get a 10 mile head start over the police chasing them at 120 miles an hour down the same highway. when and where will the police catch them? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 594496: what distance would mario travel if he drove 4 3/4 hours at 70 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 594561: Two trains are traveling toward eachother on adjacent tracks. ONe of the trains is 230 ft long and is moving at a speed of 50 m/h. The other train is 210 ft long and is moving at a rate of 60 m/h. Find the time interval between the moment the trains first meet until they completely pass each other. (Remember 1 mile= 5280feet} Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 594557: A small plane was scheduled to fly from Atlanta to Washington D.C. The plane flies at a constant speed of 150 miles per hour. However, the flight was against a strong head wind of 10 miles per hour. The threat of mechanical failure forced the plane to turn back and it returned to Atlanta with a tail wind of 10 miles per hour, land 1.5 hours after it had taken off. a. How far had the plane traveled before turning back? b. What was the planes average speed? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 594558: Tommy is driving a go-cart at 17 mph. How many feet per second is that? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 594640: A car travels 512 miles on 10 2/3 gallons of gas. how many miles would you expect to travel on one gallon of gas? Can you please explain how to solve this and the answer??? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 594658: sue traveled 3.5 hrs to one location and 2 hrs and 10 minutes to another.. the route that she took, the trip was 720miles.. what was her average speed??? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 594785: Explain how to find whether 10 miles per hour is faster than 15 feet per second. so far i have that there is 52800 feet in 10 miles Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 594778: If a fire truck travels at 40 mph, how long will it take to get 8 miles away? Click here to see answer by Scarlette(3)

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