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 Question 629903: An audience of 530 persons is seated in rows having the same number of persons in each row. If 3 more persons sit in each row,it would require 2 rows less to seat the audience. How many persons were in each row originally? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 633862: A car travels to the east from City A to City B, it takes 2 hours, and the road mileage is 100 miles. The map shows that the cities are only 80 miles apart. What is the average velocity? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 633896: Stephanie and her friend, Paula, are waiting for a shuttle to take them to their terminal at the airport. The first shuttle that arrives only has room for one more passenger, so Stephanie gets on. The next shuttle arrives 10 minutes later and Paula gets on. If Stephanie's shuttle travels at a speed of 20 mph and Paula's shuttle travels at a speed of 35 mph, how long will it take Paula's shuttle to catch up to Stephanie's shuttle? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 633944: On Saturday, Earl rode his bike for 2 hours longer than Ted. Earl traveled 135 km and Ted traveled 81km. If they both averaged the same rate of speed, how long did earl ride? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 633932: If 90 cars cross a bridge in 1 hour how many can cross in 40 minutes? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 633948: Question: Mary travels from the city to visit her sister in the country. On the way, she travels 55km/hr. She stays with her sister for 20 hours before starting home. On the return trip, she travels 45 km/hr. She returned home a grand total of 41 hours after she left. How far away, in kilometers, is Mary's house from her sister's? What I've managed to reason: 41 hours total-20 hours visiting=21 hours traveling From there, I'm clueless. I've no idea how to start building the equation for this. Help, please? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 633948: Question: Mary travels from the city to visit her sister in the country. On the way, she travels 55km/hr. She stays with her sister for 20 hours before starting home. On the return trip, she travels 45 km/hr. She returned home a grand total of 41 hours after she left. How far away, in kilometers, is Mary's house from her sister's? What I've managed to reason: 41 hours total-20 hours visiting=21 hours traveling From there, I'm clueless. I've no idea how to start building the equation for this. Help, please? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 633969: a boat takes the same amout of time to go 14 miles upstream as it does to go 16 miles downstream. if the current of the river is 2 mph, what is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 633988: A person travvelled a particular distance at the rate of 30 kilometers per hour but returned at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.what was his average speed? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 634025: A farmer drove to the market on friday at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. he returned home on sunday along the same route and averaged 40 miles per hour. if the framer spent a total of two hours driving to and from the market, how many miles did the farmer drive to the market on friday? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 634002: a river has a current of 5mph. it takes al half an hour longer to paddle upstream 1.2 miles than to paddle downstream the same distance. what is Als rate in still water? set up a quadratic equation and solve Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 634129: Need help please , Two trains travel round toy railway track, one takes 40 secs per circuit, the other takes 55 secs. How long before they are back in the station together? Look forward to a reply Best regards and many thanks Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 634130: Need help please , Two trains travel round toy railway track, one takes 40 secs per circuit, the other takes 55 secs. How long before they are back in the station together? Look forward to a reply Best regards and many thanks Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 634130: Need help please , Two trains travel round toy railway track, one takes 40 secs per circuit, the other takes 55 secs. How long before they are back in the station together? Look forward to a reply Best regards and many thanks Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 634188: Nancy and Mark commute to work, traveling in opposite directions. Nancy leaves the house 8:00am and averages 35 miles per hour. Mark leaves at 8:15am and averages 40 miles per hour. At what time will they be 140 miles apart? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 634220: If I'd drive 70 miles and hour how long will it take me to drive 70 miles Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 634224: How do I set up this equation? Dumi travels 62 miles each day from his house to school. he walks to the bus stop at 4 miles per hour. He rides the rest of the way by bus which averages 40 miles per hour. The entire trip takes 2 hours. How much time does he spend walking and how much time does he spend on the bus? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 634106: In Jan. 2006, a spacecraft called New Horizons began its journey to Pluto. The trip is 3.5x10^9 miles long and will take 9 1/2 years. How many miles will New Horizons travel per year? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 634237: A 20 - ft ladder is leaning against a wall. The top of the ladder is 15 - ft above the ground. How far is the bottom of the ladder from the wall? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 634236: Two airplanes depart from the same place at 2 pm. One plane flies north at a speed of 478 km/hr, and the other flies east at a speed of 374 km/hr. How far apart are the airplanes at 4:00 pm? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 634260: if its 3:15 now what time will it be in an hour and 50 mintues Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 634467: to get to work from my home, I travel 8 miles north and then turn west and travel 6 miles. If i could travel in a straight line from my home to work, how much distance would i save? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)
 Question 634467: to get to work from my home, I travel 8 miles north and then turn west and travel 6 miles. If i could travel in a straight line from my home to work, how much distance would i save? Click here to see answer by graphmatics(170)

 Question 634461: Greg lives 25 miles from school. One day he takes the bus to school and returns home by car. His total travel time is 1 1/2 hours. If the car travels at twice the rate of the bus, find the average rates of the bus and car. Click here to see answer by graphmatics(170)

 Question 634468: Two planes which are 2475 miles apart fly toward each other. Their speeds differ by 75 mph. If they pass each other in 3 hours, what is the speed of each? Click here to see answer by radh(108)
 Question 634468: Two planes which are 2475 miles apart fly toward each other. Their speeds differ by 75 mph. If they pass each other in 3 hours, what is the speed of each? Click here to see answer by graphmatics(170)

 Question 634528: If a car has been traveling at 64 mph for about 4.5 hours, how far can we expect the car to have traveled? How much longer would it take the car to have traveled 350 miles? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 633974: Nelson can paint a gym in 7 hours. His assistant, Mike, takes 12 hours to paint the same gym. How long will it take them to paint the gym working together? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 634556: how fast am I walking if it takes me 35 minutes to go 1-1/2 miles. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 634558: Two airplanes fy towards each other from two points 950 miles apart, at the rates of 200mph and 250mph, when will be 50 miles apart? Thaaank yooou <3 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 634640: The train traveled at 50 MPH from Bedford to Middleton. The trip took 25 minutes. About how far away is Middleton from Bedford? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 634535: A train after traveling 150 km meets with an accident and then proceeds with 3/5 of its former speed and arrives its destination 8 hours late. Had the accident occurred 360 km further, it would have reached the destination 4 hours late. What is the total distance traveled by the train? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 634775: A man walks a certain distance at the rate of 5 miles an hour and returns at the rate of 4 miles an hour. If the total time that it takes him is 3 hours and 9 minutes, what is he total distance that he walks? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 634849: simple question -- distance is 70 miles. You get there in 50 minutes, how fast are you going? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 634910: How many days would it to walk 470 miles Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 634790: A car travelling at a constant spped of 98km/h on a freewaty passes a sign that states that the next town is 80km away. a) A second care passes the sign 10 minutes after the first car. If it was travelling at 105km/h, find a model for its distance from the town b) What time did the second car pass through the town if the first car passed the sign at 12 noon? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 634949: Ryan is on his way home in his car. He has driven miles so far, which is four-fifths of the way home. What is the total length of his drive? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 634945: Madison's airplane can travel 300 miles with a tailwind in the same amount of time it can travel 280 miles with a headwind. If the speed of her plane is 290 mph when the wind speed is 0, find the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 635016: Karen traveled 640 miles by boat and returned by plane. She spent 42 hours traveling on the trip. If the plane is 20 times faster than the rate of the boat, find each rate. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 635043: Karen traveled 640 miles by boat and returned by plane. She spent 42 hours traveling on the trip. If the rate of the plane is 20 times faster than the rate of the boat, find each rate. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 635053: How much time will it take a jogger to travel 12 kilometers at a constant speed of 4 meters per second? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 635111: How many hours and minutes does it take a person to complete a 30 mile bike climb. Average speed is between 4 and 10 mph. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 633955: Mr. Chandler leaves 2.5 hours before Mrs. Chandler. He drives 60mph. She drives 70mph. How long will it take for Mrs. Chandler to overtake Mr. Chandler? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 635210: anna rows a boat downstream for 216 miles the return trip upstream took 18 hours longer. if the current flows at 3mph, how fast does anna row in still water? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

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