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 Question 182189: Speed Distance & Time: Jimmy rides his bike at 15 mph. He has 10 minutes to get there and he lives 3 miles away. Will Jimmy be on times for class? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 182233: Catherine is camping along a river. It takes her 1.5 hours to paddle her canoe 6 miles upstream from her campsite. Catherine turns her canoe around and returns 6 miles downstream to her campsite in exactly 1 hour. What is the rate of the rivers current and the rate of Catherines paddeling in still water? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 182159: John wants to fence a 150 square meters rectangular field. He wants the length and width to be natural numbers {1,2,3,...}. What field dimensions will require the least amount of fencing? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)
 Question 182159: John wants to fence a 150 square meters rectangular field. He wants the length and width to be natural numbers {1,2,3,...}. What field dimensions will require the least amount of fencing? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 182256: five friends drove at an average rate of 50 miles per hour to a weekend retreat. On the way home, they took the same route but averaged 75 miles per hour. What was the distance between home and the retreat if the round trip took 10 hours? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)
 Question 182256: five friends drove at an average rate of 50 miles per hour to a weekend retreat. On the way home, they took the same route but averaged 75 miles per hour. What was the distance between home and the retreat if the round trip took 10 hours? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)
 Question 182256: five friends drove at an average rate of 50 miles per hour to a weekend retreat. On the way home, they took the same route but averaged 75 miles per hour. What was the distance between home and the retreat if the round trip took 10 hours? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 182289: If You are considering the purchase of a new car. Your choice is a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius for \$21,100 or lower-cost Hyundai Accent for \$12,925. The Prius gets 47 mpg (miles per gallon of gasoline) and the Accent gets 33 mpg. How many miles would you have to drive to make the two purchases equivalent? Assuming a gasoline price of \$1.90/gallon. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6960)

 Question 182251: A plane traveling with the wind can travel 2400 miles in four hours. It takes six hours for the return flight. What is the speed of the plane in still air? what is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 182320: MR Abrahams always travels at a speed of 11okm per hour on the open road. l at 110km pe a} What does it mean to trave hour. b] What distance will he travel? 1} 3 hours 2} 8 hours Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 182430: A motorcycle breaks down and the rider must walk the rest of the way to work. The motorcycle was being driven at 45 mph, and the rider walks at a speed of 6 mph. The distance from home to work is 25 mi, and the total time for the trip was 2 hrs. How far did the motorcycle go before it broke down? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 182476: Fred paddled for 5 hours with 7km/hr current to reach a campsite. The return trip against the same current took 10 hours. Find the speed of Fred's canoe in still water? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 182489: at noon a train leaves washington d.c headed for charleston south carolina a distance of 500 mi. the train travels at a speed of 60 mph. at 1 p.m. a second train leaves charleston headed for washington d.c. traveling at 50 mph. how long after the train leaves charleston will the two trains pass each other Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)
 Question 182489: at noon a train leaves washington d.c headed for charleston south carolina a distance of 500 mi. the train travels at a speed of 60 mph. at 1 p.m. a second train leaves charleston headed for washington d.c. traveling at 50 mph. how long after the train leaves charleston will the two trains pass each other Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 182576: steven fires a wrist shot from 23 feet in front of the goal. the goalie cathes it at a speed of 31 feet per second, how long did the goalie have to react to the puck and catch it from the time it was shot? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 182576: steven fires a wrist shot from 23 feet in front of the goal. the goalie cathes it at a speed of 31 feet per second, how long did the goalie have to react to the puck and catch it from the time it was shot? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 182578: The speed of a stream is 5mph. If a boat travels 66 miles down stream in the same time that it takes to travel 33 miles upstream. What is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 182578: The speed of a stream is 5mph. If a boat travels 66 miles down stream in the same time that it takes to travel 33 miles upstream. What is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 182580: A cabin cruiser travels 20 miles in the same time that a power boat travels 40 miles. The cruiser travels 5 mph slower than the power boat. Find the speed of each boat. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)
 Question 182580: A cabin cruiser travels 20 miles in the same time that a power boat travels 40 miles. The cruiser travels 5 mph slower than the power boat. Find the speed of each boat. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 182753: At Yellow Stone National Park the average time between "Old Faithful's" eruptions is 94 min, Castle Geysers intervals are 12 hours, and Cliff Geyser erupts every 35 min. If all three erupt at the same time how many days will it be until they all erupt at the same time again? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 182837: A truck and a car leave a service station at the same time and travel in the same direction. The truck travels at 55 mph and the car at 40 mph. They can maintain CB radio contact within a range of 10 miles. When will they lose contact? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 182870: A driver sets out on a 20-mile trip. When he has gone halfway he finds he has averaged 25 mph. At what speed must he travel the rest of the way to make his overall average speed for the trip 40 mph? What is the equation to figure this question out? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 182939: Please help me: Allen drives to a friends house in the next state at 50 mph he returns at a more congested time and only averages 30 mph. What is the average speed in mph for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 182931: I need help with this problem: buses from carbondale to bllomington leave every hour on the hour. Buses from bloomington to carbonfale leave every hour on the half hour. The trip from one city to the other takes 5 hours. Assuming that the buses travel on the same highway how many bloomington buses does a carbondale bound. Bus meet on the highway(not counting in the station.) Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 183239: Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 MPH and Train B is Traveling at 50 MPH. Train A passes a station at 3:10 P.M. If Train B passes the same station at 3:22 P.M. when will Train B catch Train A? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 183276: 2. grace starts jogging home at 5 km/hr. will leaves 10 minutes later on a bike (from the same place) riding at 15 km/hr. how long will it take will to catch up to grace? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 183276: 2. grace starts jogging home at 5 km/hr. will leaves 10 minutes later on a bike (from the same place) riding at 15 km/hr. how long will it take will to catch up to grace? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 183275: 1. Two trains leave the station at the same time, travelling in opposit directs. One train is travelling at 65 mi/hr and the other at 51 mi/hr. How long will it take for them to be 377 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 183266: a boat can travel 222 miles in 6 hours upriver.it takes the same boat 4 hours to travel downriver the same 222 miles.determine the speed of the boat in still water and the speed of the water current Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 183141: a university flew its football team round trip for a game with a rival uiversty. the distance was 520 miles each way, and the round trip required a total flying time of 8.8 hours. because of wind, the average speed of the plane in one directon was 30 miles per hour faster than it was in the opposite direction.what would be the speed of the plane in still air? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 183381: Two snowmobiles, 180km apart, head towards one another in the trail. One of them averages 50km/hr and the other averages 70km/hr. In how many hours will they meet? I have been trying to get this word problem, but I just can't understand it! It is driving me crazy, could you please help me? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 183393: Mia's boat took 3 hr to make a trip downstream with a 6 mph current. The return trip against the same current took 5 hr. Find the speed of the boat in still water. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 183324: Mia's boat took 3 hours to make a trip downstream with a 6 mph current. The return trip against the same current took 5 hours. Find the speed of the boat in still water. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 183470: at 7:00 AM joe starts jogging at 6 mi/h. at 7:10 am ken starts off after him. how fast must ken run in order to overtake him at 7:30 AM? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 183477: al bought carrots at .75 a kg and potatoes at .79 a kg. altogether he bought 9 kg that cost 6.60 between the two. how many kg of each (potatoes and carrots) did he buy? 5 step process ?! Let Statements?! PLEASE PLEASE HELP ! quiickkk ?! Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 183468: gene rides 10 minutes to a friends house and then walks 15 minutes to the gym. he rides 10 km/hr faster than he walks and the entire distance covered is 2.75 km. how far is it from the friends house to the gym? 5 Step process ?! let [ ] statements.... Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 183571: A certain aircraft can fly 1330 miles with the wind in 5 hours and travel the same distance against the wind in 7 hours. What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 183571: A certain aircraft can fly 1330 miles with the wind in 5 hours and travel the same distance against the wind in 7 hours. What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 183657: A metra commuter train leaves union station at noon. 2 hour later , an Amtrak train leaves on the same track, traveling at an average speed that is 50 m/ph faster than the metra train. at 3 pm the amtrak train is 10 miles behind the commuter train. How fast is each going? Thanks for the help Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 183671: A jetplane and a tanker plane are 350 miles apart. They head towards each other so the jet can refuel. The jet flies 250 mi/hr faster than the tanker. Determine the speed of each aircarft if they meet in thrity minutes. Okay, so i realize this is the type of problem where you have to come up with two equations then use the subsitution method to solve for each variable, but I cannot figure out what the two equations would be. So What I have so far is- T-Speed of Tanker J-Speed of Jet J= T+250 Then i have tried several equations for the second one, but none of them seem right! I am completley stuck! Please help me out if at all possible! Thanks a bunch! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 183687: If two planes leave the same airport at 1:00 pm, how many miles apart will they be at 3:00pm if one leaves directly north at 150mph and the other travels directly west at 200 mph. Click here to see answer by halbren(10)

 Question 183645: The organizers of a walking race want the racers to finish close together so some of the racers will be given head starts. The organizers wrote the equation y=40+2x for one racers and entered it into a graphing calculator. x is measured in seconds and y is measured in meters. What does 40 mean in the context of the race? What does 2 mean in the context of the race? Click here to see answer by halbren(10)

 Question 183627: A van travels for two hours at an average speed of 40 milles per hour. For how long must the van travel at an average speed of 55 miles per hour to raise the overall average speed to 45 miles per hour? What is the total time traveled. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 183713: How many pounds of hamburger that costs \$1.60 per pound must be mixed with 70 pounds of hamburger that costs \$2.10 per pound to make a mixture that costs \$1.70 per pound. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

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