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 Question 131720: A passenger plane made a trip to Las Vegas and back. On the trip there it flew 432 mph and on the return trip it went 480 mph. How long did the trip there take if the return trip took nine hours. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 131721: A cattle train left Miami and traveled toward New York. 14 hours later a diesel train left traveling at 45 km/h in effort to catch up to the cattle train. After traveling for four hours the diesel train finally caught up. What was the cattle train's average speed? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 131829: How do I set it up to solve it? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 131843: Can you help me solve this problem: It takes a passenger train 2 hours less time than it takes a freight train to make the trip from Central City to Clear Creek. The passenger train averages 96 km/h while the freight train averages 64 km/h. How far is it from Central City to Clear Creek? Click here to see answer by TakeATuition.com(57)

 Question 131954: A motorboat travels 414km in 6 hours going upstream and 856km in 8 hours going downstream. What is the speed of the boat in still water, and what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 131964: A boy leaves on a bicycle trip at the rate of 8 mph. One hour later the father, realizing that his son forgot his camping gear, sets out by car. How fast must the father drive to overtake the boy in 15 minutes? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 131961: With a certain tail wind a jet aircraft arrives at its destination, 1,890 miles away, in 3 hours. Flying against the same wind, the plane makes the return trip in 3 3/8 hours. Find the wind speed and the plane's airspeed. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 131974: You are entered in a driving contest and you are expected to maintain an average speed of 60 mph for two miles. Unfortunately, your car develops a miss and you can only maintain a speed of 30 mph for the first mile. How fast do you have to drive the second mile in order to meet the overall average speed requirement? (I thought is was 90 mph, but that is incorrect.) Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2058)

 Question 132060: HELP..lol. A driver who drives at a speed of r mph for t hr will travel a distance d mi given by d=rt mi. How far will a driver travel at a speed of 56 mph for 4 hr? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 132077: There is a train station located at some point on a circular track of radius 30/pi miles. Train A leaves the station at 12:00 traveling 90 mph in the counterclockwise direction. Two and half hours later train B leaves the same station traveling in the same direction but at 85 mph. When train A catches B, how many laps has each train done total? Click here to see answer by kev82(148)

 Question 131953: In a family there are two cars. In a given week, the first car gets an average of 25 miles per gallon, and the second car gets 20 miles per gallon. The two cars combined drive a total of 1550 miles in that week, for a total gas consumption of 70 gallons. How many gallons were consumed by each of the two cars that week? Click here to see answer by harecurtis(6)

 Question 131960: At 2:00 pm, two cars start toward each other from towns 240 miles apart. If the rate of one car is 10 mph faster than the other, how fast does each car go, if they meet at 5:00 P.M.? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 132283: If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together? Click here to see answer by nycsharkman(136)
 Question 132283: If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together? Click here to see answer by oscargut(1838)

 Question 132284: If 300 jellybeans cost you x dollars. How many jellybeans can you purchase for 50 cents at the same rate? Click here to see answer by nycsharkman(136)

 Question 132266: A car and a bus set out a 2 p.m. from the same point, headed in the same direction. The average speed of the car is 30 mph slower than twice the speed of the bus. In two hours, the car is 20 miles ahead of the bus. Find the rate of the car. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 132265: A car and a bus set out a 2 p.m. from the same point, headed in the same direction. The average speed of the car is 30 mph slower than twice the speed of the bus. In two hours, the car is 20 miles ahead of the bus. Find the rate of the car. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 132316: 6. A house is to be connected to a new water main that runs along the line y=1/2x-4. The connection point at the house has coordinates(1,4), where the units represent metres. What length of plastic pipe is needed to connect to the water main at the closest point? Solve this question algebraically, but a graph could be included, (HINT: the shortest distance between a point and a line is the perpendicular distance). Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 132449: A freight train and an express train leave towns 390 km apart, traveling toward one another. The freight train travels 30 km per hour slower than the express train. They pass one another 3 hrs. later. What are their speeds? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 132449: A freight train and an express train leave towns 390 km apart, traveling toward one another. The freight train travels 30 km per hour slower than the express train. They pass one another 3 hrs. later. What are their speeds? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 132590: If train leave Texas at 11am and arrives at 2pm in Nevada, and another train leaves Nevada at 10am and passes through Texas at 1pm. What time will those two trains meet if both train are running at 105mph? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 132751: With Current, a motorboat travels 60 mi in 3 h. Against the current, it takes 2h longer to travel 60 mi. Find the rate of the current. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 132772: Please help me solve this word problem: If a boat uses 19 gallons of gas to go 73 miles, how many miles can the boat travel on 57 gallons of gas? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)
 Question 132772: Please help me solve this word problem: If a boat uses 19 gallons of gas to go 73 miles, how many miles can the boat travel on 57 gallons of gas? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 132806: The speed of a passenger train is 14 mph faster than the speed of a feight train. The passenger train travels 400 mi in the same time that it takes the freight train to travel 330 mi. Find the speed of each train. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 132810: a boat travels 50km downstream in the same time that it takes to go 30km upstream. The speed of the boat in still water is 16 km/h. Find the speed upstream. Click here to see answer by nycsharkman(136)

 Question 132829: Steve traveled 600 miles at a certain speed. Had he gone 20mph faster, the trip would have taken 1 hour less. Find the speed of his vehicle Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2058)

 Question 132953: A plane leaves an airport traveling at an average speed of 240 kilometers per hour. How long will it take a second plane traveling the same route at an average speed of 600 kilomenters per hour to catch up with the first plane if it leaves 3 hours later? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2058)

 Question 132952: Running at an average rate of 6 meters per second, a sprinter ran to the end of a track. The sprinter then jogged back to the starting point at an average rate of 2 meters per second. The total time for the sprint and the jog back was 2 minutes 40 seconds. Find the length of the track. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2058)

 Question 132950: A ballet performance brought in \$61,800 on the sale of 3000 tickets. If the tickets sold for \$14 and \$25, how many of each type of tickets were sold? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 132950: A ballet performance brought in \$61,800 on the sale of 3000 tickets. If the tickets sold for \$14 and \$25, how many of each type of tickets were sold? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 132949: A cyclist traveled at a rate of 24mph to visit a nearby town. The cyclist averaged 18mph on the return trip. If the round trip took 4.9 hours find the distance to the nearby town. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 132733: A plane whose air speed is 150 mi/h flew from Abbot to Blair in 2 H with a tail wind. On the return trip against the same wind, the plane was still 60 mi from Abbot after two hours. Find the wind speed and the distance between Abbot and Blair. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16525)

 Question 133076: Michael rows 8 mph in still water. If he rows 24 miles downstream in the same amount of time he rows 8 miles upstream, find the rate of the current. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 133090: The distance traveled h(in meters) by an object thrown downward after t seconds is given by h=5t^2+Vot where Vo is the inital downward speed (in meters per second, m/s). If and object is thrown downward with an initial speed of 25 m/s from a height of 250 meters, how long does it take the object to hit the ground? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 133136: The formula d = 0.05s^2 + 1.1s estimates the minimum stopping distance d in feet for a car traveling s miles per hour. a. a car traveling at 60 miles per hour, how many feet does this car need to safely stop? b. What is the maximum speed a car can be traveling if it has only 50 feet to stop? Thank you for your help. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 133127: The length of a playing field is 2 meters longer than its width. If the area of the playing field is 1200 square meters, find the dimensions of the playing field. Thank you for your help. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 133127: The length of a playing field is 2 meters longer than its width. If the area of the playing field is 1200 square meters, find the dimensions of the playing field. Thank you for your help. Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 133198: Please help me solve this prroblem: A passenger train travels 392mi in the same time that it takes a freight train to travel 322mi. if the passenger train travels 20mi/h faster than the freight train, find the speed of each train Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)
 Question 133198: Please help me solve this prroblem: A passenger train travels 392mi in the same time that it takes a freight train to travel 322mi. if the passenger train travels 20mi/h faster than the freight train, find the speed of each train Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2058)

 Question 133233: Can you please verify my answer? During rush hour, Fernando can drive 35 miles using the side roads in the same time that it takes to travel 30 miles on the freeway. If Fernando's rate on the side roads is 9 mi/h faster than his rate on the freeway, find his rate on the side roads. I got 63 mi/h Is this correct? Thanks so much! Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 133300: an accountant rides a bus part of the way to work every day and walks the rest of the way. the bus averages 35mph, and the accountant walks at a speed of 6mph. the distance from home to work is 22 mi, and the total time for the trip is 3hrs. find how far the accountant walks. Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 132812: For the first 100 km of a 200-km trip, a student drove at a speed of 40 km/h. For the second half of the trip, the student drove at a speed of 60 km/h. What was the average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by mala0602@yahoo.com(2)

 Question 133442: A boat traveled 210 miles downstream and back. The trip downstream took 10 hours. The trip back took 70 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water? What is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)