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 Question 637717: A car needs 1 minute 30 secondes to travel a distance of 1 mile. At this rate how many miles will the car travel in 1 hour? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)
 Question 637717: A car needs 1 minute 30 secondes to travel a distance of 1 mile. At this rate how many miles will the car travel in 1 hour? Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)
 Question 637717: A car needs 1 minute 30 secondes to travel a distance of 1 mile. At this rate how many miles will the car travel in 1 hour? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 637732: A boat traveled 252 miles downstream and back. the trip downstream took 14 hours. the trip back took 21 hours. what is the speed of the boat in still water? what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by DrBeeee(378)
 Question 637732: A boat traveled 252 miles downstream and back. the trip downstream took 14 hours. the trip back took 21 hours. what is the speed of the boat in still water? what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 637714: An ambulance left the hospital and drove south. 3 hours later a police car left driving 42 k/h faster attempting to catch up to the ambulance. The officer caught up after 2 hours. Find the average speed of the ambulance. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 637781: Syracuse and New York are 240 miles apart. One car left Syracuse for New York, averaging 65 mph. At the same time, another car left New York for Syracuse, averaging 55 mph. How far from Syracuse did the cars pass each other? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6494)

 Question 637688: x & y travel 4000m n finish race in tie.first x travel 50% than Y and Y travels 50% faster than x n end in tie.before y travelled 50% faster then X what distance had it covered? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 637973: A bus is 13 kilometers from town, going away at 80km/h. At the same moment a car leaves town going the same direction as the bus, at the same speed. x = number of hours the car and bus have been going 80x = car's distance from town 13 + 80x = bus's distance from town After how long will the bus's distance be twice the car's distance? I already know that it will happen when the bus is 26 km from town, and the car is 13 km from town, meaning they've each traveled 13km. At 80km/h this means it will happen at 13/80 of an hour, or 9.75 minutes. But I can't figure out how to write an algebraic equation showing this. Here is what I tried, and I get a negative number: 80x = 2 * 80x + 13 80x - 13 = 160x -13 = 80x -13/80 = 80x/80 Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 638001: Mary and Janet are running in the Apple Hill Run. Mary runs at 7mph, Janet at 5 mph. If they start at the same time, how long will it be before they are 1.5 miles apart? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 638005: The speed of light is 9.84 x 108 feet per second. How long does it take light to get from Sun to Earth which are 92,955,887.6 miles apart. (Convert miles to feet first: 1 mile = 1600 meters, 1 meter = 3.3 feet) Select one: 8 minutes 19 seconds 7 minutes 19 seconds 5 minutes 19 seconds 6 minutes 19 seconds Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 638007: Ryan left the science museum and drove south. Gabriella left the science museum three hours later driving 42 km/h faster than Ryan in an effort to catch up with him. After two hours Gabriella finally caught up. Find Ryan's average speed. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 638014: A friend jogs 2 2/5 miles in half hour Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 638013: If a large tropical cockroach can travel 8280 feet in an hour how many mph is it going Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 638023: The distance between city A and city B is 100 km. At 7 AM, a car carrying bananas left from city A to city B, and at the same time, a bike rider left from city B to A. They met at 8:40, and immediately after they both continued to their destination. The car arrived at city B, waited there for 55 minutes, and left back to city A. At 11 AM, the car passed the bike rider that was still on his way to city A. The bike and car's speeds did not change during the drive. What were their speeds? Click here to see answer by DrBeeee(378)

 Question 638073: Dave and Kyle live five miles apart. They decide to meet for dinner in one-half hour at a diner that is located between them. They leave their homes at the same time and Dave walks two miles per hour faster than Kyle. How fast does each walk if they both arrive at the diner in exactly the one-half hour? Thanks Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 638134: If a car is traveling 55 miles in 75 minutes what is its average speed? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 638285: If a plane travels 600 miles per hour how many feet per second is it traveling Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 638269: John drives a car from Statesville NC to Wilmington NC. During the first part of the trip he drove at a rate of 60 mph, but later traffic was very heavy and in the second part of the trip he could only drive at a rat of 40 mph. If it is 240 miles from Statesville to Wilmington and if the whole trip takes 5 hours, how far does John drive at 40 mph and how far does he drive at 60 mph? I really want to understand exactly how to do this. If you could please break it down simple so I can understand it and be able to "click" in my brain. Thank you! Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1423)

 Question 638272: You left your house driving at 40 mph and your car broke down. You had your bike so you rode all the way home at 10 mph. The entire trip took you four hours. How far from your house did you break down? Please break this down as simple as possible. I want to get it to "click" in my head so I can get it. Thanks!!! Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 638295: A car left Point A at 7:30 am and arrived at Point B, 162 miles away at 10:30 am. What was its average speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by josh_jordan(115)

 Question 638376: a fire truck can drive a max of 40 miles and hour and is 4.5 miles away, how many minutes will it take it to get there? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 638379: a fire truck can drive a max of 40 miles ,they get there in 8 minutes how many miles did they travel? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 638405: a trip to washington from boston will take you 5 3/4 hours. If you have traveled 1/3 of the way, how much longer will the trip take? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 638440: 1200 miles on 55 gallons of gas how many miles to the gallon did truck get thank you Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 638443: Two contestants run a 440-yard course. The first wins by 4 seconds when given a head start of 200 feet. They finish together when the first is given a head start of 40 yards. Find the speed of each in feet per second. I tried to solve by using the formula D (distance)= s (speed) x t (time). But I come up with two equations for each situation. Converting yards to feet: 440yards=1320 feet: runner #1: s(t-4)=1120 (wins by 4 seconds) runner #2: s(t)=1320 and for the second situation: runner #1: s(t)=1200 (given a 40 yard=120feet head start: 1320-120=1200 feet). runner #2 s(t)=1320 then solving for s: s=1320/t and substituting 1320/t(t-4)=1120 and solving for t, 1320t-5280=1120t, t=26.4 secs, then s=1320/t and s=1320/26.4= 50ft/sec. Now, obviously a human cannot run at that speed, so this does not seem like a plausible answer, and I cannot figure out why I have four equations, I also tried to use different combinations but this didn't work either. So, I trust someone with better mathematical acumen can come up with a better solution. Thank you so kindly for trying to solve this problem. I look forward to the correct solution and appreciate your time and assistance. Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1423)

 Question 638441: Can you please help me sove this problem? It is, "Matt traveled to his friends house and back. The trip there took 4 hours, the trip back took 6 hours. He averaged 20 mph faster on the trip there then on the trip back. Find his average speed on the out going trip." I pulled out all the information that I could like what it's really asking and all the times and the mph. But then I got stuck. I've had problems with word problems for awhile but especially time and mixtures Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6494)

 Question 638457: the speed of sound is 760 k/m per hour if an aeroplane approches this speed and cross it we hare a loud blost why Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 638020: At the same time, two hikers took off, one from city B to city A and the other from city A to city B. They hiked the same distance and their speeds were constant. They met on the way, and it was revealed that the hiker from city B to city A traveled two km more than the other hiker. This hiker arrived to city A 40 minutes after the two met, and the hiker from city A arrived to city B an hour and a half after they met. What is the distance of the trail? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 638031: The distance between city A and B is 28 km. Two hikers left from each city (One from city A to city B and the other from city B to city A) heading towards each other at the same speed. The hiker from city A rested for an hour after having walked 9 km and then continued at a speed greater than 1 km/hour than his previous speed, then rested again 4 km away from city B. There he met the hiker from city B, who walked at a constant speed without resting until the two met. What were the speeds of the two hikers? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 638690: Connie walks from her home to the bicycle repair store at 6km/h and then bikes home at 20km/h. If the total travelling time is 39 minutes, how far is it from her home to the repair shop? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 638504: Kate runs twice as fast as she walks. On her way to school, she walks for twice the length of time as she runs. In this way she takes 20 minutes to get there. On her way home, she runs for twice the length of time as she walks. How long does she take to get home? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 638800: How long does it take to go 194km if your traveling a constant speed of 135km/h Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 638869: Use the formula d = rt to find the following. r for d = 30 mi and t = 1.5 h Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 638898: If the truck he was in was moving at a rate of 30 km/hr and the bus ride lasted for 13 hours, how far did the soldiers take him from home? How far in miles? Show your work. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 638920: Please help me solve this word problem. When Chiko 'volunteers' for the army, he says that the ride on the bus lasted 'endless' hours. If the truck he was in was moving at a rate of 30 km/hr and the bus ride lasted for 13 hours, how far did the soldiers take him from home? How far in miles? I think I divide 13 into 30 which equals 0.43333 but that doesn't make sense.. please e-mail me back at twogunsdown@ymail.com... thank you. Rehyna Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 638934: a tugboat goes 160 miles upstream in 20 hrs, the return trip downstream takes 5 hrs, what is the speed of the tug boat without the current and what is the speed of the current Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 638885: a plane flies at a height of 1800 feet over a 150-foot-tall building. how far above the building is the plane? draw a diagram to explain your answer. I just need help on how to draw a diagram or what kind of diagram Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 639101: rate = 40 miles per hour, time = 3 1/2 hours find the distance?! Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6627)

 Question 639168: if seth has been driving for 4 3/4 hours at 62 miles per hour. about how many miles has he driven? Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 639163: Roland traveled 2,643 miles by air. Ramiro traveled 2,643 miles by car. Who traveled farther? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)

 Question 639188: If a train was moving ten miles per hour how many feet would it move in there seconds Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 639196: A freight train traveled to Las Vegas and back. On the trip there it traveled 50 mph and on teh return trip it went 40 mph. How long did the trip there take if the return trip took 15 hours? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 639172: Two buses leave Houston at the same time and travel in opposite directions. One bus averages 55 mph. and the other bus 45 mph. When will they be 400 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8908)

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