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Question 760653: How would this problem be solved : The current of a river is 4 miles per hour. Calvin can row his boat 18 miles downstream in the same time it takes him to row 2 miles upstream What is Calvin's speed in still water?
Thanks
Aileen
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Question 760711: two motorcyclists start at the same point but travel in opposite directions. one travels 4 miles per hour faster then the other. In 3 hours they are 392 miles apart from each other. How fast is each one traveling?
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Question 760889: Jacksonville and Tampa are 210 miles apart, George leaves Tampa at the same time that Joshua leaves Jacksonville. They drive towards each other and meet in 2 hours. What was each person's speed if George travels 5 mph faster than Joshua?
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Question 760989: At 8:00 AM a train leaves Topeka for Santa Fe and another train leaves
Santa Fe for Topeka. The trains maintain constant speed with no stops.
The first train requires four hours to complete the trip, and the second train
requires seven hours. At what time do the trains pass each other?
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Question 760992: A train travels 110 km in the same time that a plane covers 385 km. If the speed of the plane is 20 km less than 4 times the speed of the train, find both speeds.
I know this is a distance times time gets rate formula problem where the blank has to be filled in be elimination or substitution. All I can figure out is the abbrevations that I want to use for train (t) and plane (p) and the numbers that go with them. t110 and p385. that's all I've come with.
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Question 761020: An aeroplane is travelling from A to B which are 100km/h apart and is flying at the speed of 100km/h with a head wind of 60km/h. What is the ground speed of the aeroplane and how long will it take for the flight to complete?
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Question 761073: MATH QUESTION~
please help!
The diffeence in the average speeds of two trains is 25 km/h, the faster train takes 2 hours less to travel 150km than the slower train takes to travel 125km. Find the speeds of the two trains.
I only know that
Distance= speed x times
Speed= Distance divided by times
Time= Distance diveded by speed
Please help!
Thank You
:D
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Question 761147: Note: My teacher says that the distance between Santa Fe and Topeka is not a factor in this question.
At 8:00 AM a train leaves Topeka for Santa Fe and another train leaves
Santa Fe for Topeka. The trains maintain constant speed with no stops.
The first train requires four hours to complete the trip, and the second train
requires seven hours. At what time do the trains pass each other?
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Question 761298: At 2:00 pm a runner heads north on a highway jogging at 10 mph. At 2:30 pm a driver heads north on the same highway to pick up the runner. If the car travels at 55 mph how long will it take the driver to catch the runner?
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Question 761352: A train travelled from Town A to Town B at a uniform speed. If the speed had been increased by 18m.p.h, the time taken for the journey would have been 3 hours less. If the speed had been reduced by 9m.p.h, the time taken for the jounry would have been 3 hours more. Find the speed of the train and the distance between Town A and Town B.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
thanks
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Question 761352: A train travelled from Town A to Town B at a uniform speed. If the speed had been increased by 18m.p.h, the time taken for the journey would have been 3 hours less. If the speed had been reduced by 9m.p.h, the time taken for the jounry would have been 3 hours more. Find the speed of the train and the distance between Town A and Town B.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
thanks
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Question 761349: Two objects are moving uniformly with different speeds in a circular track whose length is 280 m. If they move in the saem direction, they will meet oonce in every 56 minutes. If they move in opposite directions, they will meet once in every 8 mins. Find the speed of the objects.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
thanks
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Question 761466: It takes a rowing crew 1 hour and 30 minutes longer to go 12 miles up a river than to return. Find the speed of the rowing crew in still water if the speed of the current is 2 mph.
I set the problem up ( s= speed and t= time)
Going up river: 12= (s+ 2)t
I then know that t= 12/(s+2)
Going down river: 12= (s2)(t+1.5)
So making the substitution for t:
Going down river 12=(s2)((12/(s+2)) + 1.5)
But this is where I run into problems. How do I solve this algebra problem?
Thanks
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Question 761466: It takes a rowing crew 1 hour and 30 minutes longer to go 12 miles up a river than to return. Find the speed of the rowing crew in still water if the speed of the current is 2 mph.
I set the problem up ( s= speed and t= time)
Going up river: 12= (s+ 2)t
I then know that t= 12/(s+2)
Going down river: 12= (s2)(t+1.5)
So making the substitution for t:
Going down river 12=(s2)((12/(s+2)) + 1.5)
But this is where I run into problems. How do I solve this algebra problem?
Thanks
Click here to see answer by josgarithmetic(13975) 
Question 761492: To travel 154 miles, it takes Sue, riding a moped, 3 hours less time than it takes Doreen to travel 70 miles riding a bicycle. Sue travels 15 miles per hour faster than Doreen. Find the times and rates of both girls.
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Question 761613: Two cars start together and travel in opposite directions. At the end of 4 hours, the cars are 656 km apart. If one car travels 20 km per hour faster than the other, find the speed of each car.
Distance problems are confusing. Can you please tell me how to solve this? Thank you.
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Question 761617: In still water a boat averages 8 mph it takes the same amount of time to travel 22 miles downstream with the same current as 10 miles upstream against the current whats the rate of the water current
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Question 761672: Two planes are 2725 mi apart and are traveling toward each other. One plane is traveling 110 mph faster than the other plane. The planes meet in 2.5 h. Find a speed of each plane. Slower plane_____mph and Faster plane_______mph
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