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 Question 24563: New York City and Washington DC are about 240 mile apart. A car leaves New York City at noon traveling directly south toward Washington DC at 55 miles per hr. At the same time and along the same route, a second car leaves Washington DC bound for NYC traveling directly north 45 miles per hr. How far has each car traveled when the drivers meet for lunch at 2:24 p.m.? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 24618: Two cars leave town at the same time going in the same direction on the same road. One travels 32mi/h and the other 47mi/h. In how many hours will they be 69 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 24593: I didn't see this one or any like it when I was looking for help with this situation: Suppose you travel north for 35 kilometers then travel east 65 kilometers. How far are you from your starting point? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 24642: A motorboat heads upstream on a river that has a current of 3 miles per hour. The trip upstream takes 5 hours, and the return trip takes 2.5 hours. What is the speed of the motorboat. (the boat maintains a constant speed relative to the water) Thanks. Hilary. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 24692: Bill and Paul are 32 years old. Bill is 6 years older than Paul. What are their ages? P+(P+6)=32 and IM not sure how to get 13 and 19 years of age out of this. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 24854: an elevator went from the bottom to the top of a building 140m high, remained ther efor 24 seconds, and returned to the bottom in an elapsed time of 2minutes. find the elvator's rates af ascent and descent if the latter is 1 m/s greater than the former. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 24257: Two planes started at the same time from the same airport and flew in opposite directions. One flew 60 miles per hour faster than the other. In 5 hours, they were 2800 miles apart. Find the rate of each plane. Click here to see answer by whty89(20)
 Question 24257: Two planes started at the same time from the same airport and flew in opposite directions. One flew 60 miles per hour faster than the other. In 5 hours, they were 2800 miles apart. Find the rate of each plane. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 24909: During 100km of city driving Sue averaged 8km/L. She then drove 300km on an interstate highway and averaged 12km/L for the entire 400km. Find her average fuel consumption on the highway. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 25040: Hi I need help with one of my problems its: Terrell drove to the mountains at an average of 60 miles per hour. His return trip by the same roads averaged 40 miles per hour. His total driving time was 12 hours. How far did he drive one way? Please help me thank you. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25041: Hey I need help with this problem: Leah and Ryanne went out for a bike ride into the country. They averaged 24 miles per hour on the way out and 18 miles per hour on the way back by the same roads. Their total travel time was 7 hours. How far did they go? please help thanks Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25081: A car and a bus started out from the same place, traveling in opposite directions. After 4 hours, they were 384 miles apart. One car was going 8 miles per hour faster than the other. How fast was each car going? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25089: agents mulder and scully are driving to georgia to investigate "big blue", a giant aquatic reptile reported to inhabit one of the local lakes. mulder leaves washington at 8:30am and averages 65mph. his partner scully, leaves at 9:00am, following the same path and averaging 68mph. at what time will scully catch up with mulder? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25102: The sum of three consecutive even integers is 240. Find the integers by setting up and solving an equation. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25136: A car and a bus started out from the same place, traveling in opposite directions. The average speed of the car was 15 miles per hour faster than the bus. After 5 hours, they were 535 miles apart. How fast was the car going? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25164: you walk home from schoolat the rate of 4 miles per hour. Write an equation in terms of x (time) and y(distance). Use the equation to find out how far you walked. after 3 of an hour. 8 Click here to see answer by wuwei96815(245)

 Question 25176: A ship must average 22 mph to make its 10 hour run on scheldule. During the first ____ hours, bad weather forced the crew to reduce the speed to 16 mph. What should be the speed for the rest of the trip to keep the ship on schedule Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)

 Question 25175: A man made a motor trip of 220 mile in 5 hours. Part of the time he averaged 30 mph and part of the time he averaged 50 mph. How many hours did he travel at each rate Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25269: mr smith traveled for 7 hours and covered 500 kilometers on the trip. During the first part of the trip he averaged 80 kilometers per hour during the second part he averaged 60 kilometers per hour, how many hours did he spend on each part of the trip. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25350: Larry, Mo, and Curly wish to mow 5900 square foot lawn. Larry can mow 70 square feet per minute, Mo can mow 50 square feet per minute, and Curly can mow 40 square feet per minute. Mo and Curly begin mowing, but Larry has problems starting his mower and begins 30 minutes later. All three stop mowing when the lawn is finished. How long does Larry mow? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9647)

 Question 25489: The boat travels 35 km upstream and then back again in 4 h 48min. If the speed of the boat in still water is 15 km/h, what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25507: To measure the speed of the jet stream, a weather plane left its base at noon and flew 800 km directly against the stream with an air speed of 750 km/h. It then returned directly to its base, arriving at 2:24P.M. What was the speed of the jet stream? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25642: Mary, Sue and Bill work at a motel. Working alone, it takes Mary 10 hours, Sue 8 hours, and Bill 12 hours to clean the whole motel. One day Mary came to work 2 hours early and cleaned until Bill and Sue arrived. How long did it take them to finish the job working together? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 25660: Two men, A and B, start toward each other at the same time from points 510 miles apart. If they travel 40 and 4 milea an hour respectively, in how many hours will they meet. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 25659: C and D start from two points 480 miles apart and travel toward eash other. They meet in 8 hours. If C travels 6 miles per hour faster than D, find their rates. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 25663: A motorboat starts out and travels 9 miles an hour. In 3 hours another motorboat rraveling 18 miles an hour starts out to overtake the first one. In how many hours will thei sceond boat overtake the first. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 25627: A worker can cover a parking lot with asphalt in ten hours. With the help of an assistant, they can do the job in six hours. How long would it take the assistant, working alone, to cover the parking lot with asphalt? Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 25678: A Freight train is traveling 30milesper hour. An automobile starts out from the same place 1 hour later and overtakes the traimnin 3 hours. What was the rate of the automobile. could you work this one out step by step. i would appreciate it so so so so much. thank you. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 25606: Let's say that you are planning on taking a road trip and you go online to search for competitive rates for rental cars. You see that Hertz charges \$25.00 a day and 10 cents a mile, while Avis charges \$5.00 a day and 50 cents a mile. You must figure out which company has the better deal. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 25733: It takes a Train X 2 hrs less than it takes Train Y to make the Trip from Point A to Point B. Train X averages 96 km/h while train Y averages 64 km/h. How far (distance) is it from Point A to Point B? This is the entire text and info given in the question. It seems like we are missing one piece of information to get the distance, but the teacher says everything is in the text to solve.........can you assist with the steps taken to arrive at this? We understand the basice forula d=r*t. Thank you, Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25807: On a recent trip, Sarah's car traveled 20 mph faster on the first 100 miles than it did on the remaining 80 miles. The total time for the trip was 4 hours. Find the speed of Sarah's car on the first part of the trip Click here to see answer by atif.muhammad(135)

 Question 25824: Hi guys, i really need your help. Could you please help me solve this problem: An elevator went from the bottom to the top of a tower at an average speed of 4 m/s, remained at the top for 90 s, and then returned to the bottom at 5 m/s. If the total elapsed time was 4 1/2 minutes, how high is the tower? Thank you! Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25844: Hey guys, could you please help me with this problem. I'm really having trouble with it. The county's new asphalt paving machine can surface 1km of highway in 10 hours. A much older machine can surface 1km in 18 hours. How long will it take them to surface 21 km of highway if they start at opposite ends and work day and night? Thank you again! Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 25868: A man with a scooter and two friends had to make a journey of 52 miles. The man decided he would take the first friend a certain distance while the second walked. He would drop the first friend off to walk the remainder of the 52 miles, return to meet the second friend, pick him up, and proceed to the end of the journey finishing just as the first friend finished. If the scooter travels 20 mph, the first friend 4 mph, and the second friend 5 mph, how should they arrange the journey? Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 25854: Could you please help me with this word problem. I'm really having a hard time with it: Pipes A and B can fill a storage tank in 8 hours and 12 hours. With the tank empty, pipe A was turned on at noon, and then pipe B was turned on at 1:30 P.M. At what time was the tank full? Thank you. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 25847: Hi! I was wondering if you could help me with this problem please: A commercial jet can fly from San Francisco to Dallas in 3 hours. A private jet can make the same trip in 3 1/2 hours. If the two planes leave San Francisco at noon, after how many hours is the private jet twice as far from Dallas as the commercial jet? Thanks! I appreciate it. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 26006: How do you solve this problem? Two planes leave the Dallas-Forth Worth airport at the same time. One travels east at 550mph, and the other travels west at 500 mph. Assuming no wind, how long will it take for the planes to be 2100 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)
 Question 26006: How do you solve this problem? Two planes leave the Dallas-Forth Worth airport at the same time. One travels east at 550mph, and the other travels west at 500 mph. Assuming no wind, how long will it take for the planes to be 2100 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 26014: Could you please help me with this problem: The excursion boat "Holiday" travels 35 km upstream and then back again in 4hours and 48 minutes. If the speed on the "Holiday" in still water is 15 km/h, what is the speed of the current? Thank you. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 26024: To measure the speed of the jet stream, a weather plane left its base at noon and flew 800km directly against the stream with an air speed of 750 km/h. It then returned directly to its base, arriving at 2:24 P.M. What was the speed of the jet stream? Thank you. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)
 Question 26024: To measure the speed of the jet stream, a weather plane left its base at noon and flew 800km directly against the stream with an air speed of 750 km/h. It then returned directly to its base, arriving at 2:24 P.M. What was the speed of the jet stream? Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 26019: Members of the Ski Club contributed equally to obtain \$1800 for a holiday trip. When 6 members found that they could not go, their contributions were refunded and each remaining member then had to pay \$10 more to raise the \$1800. How many went on the trip? Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 26144: Need help, I think I know the answer but not sure. George puts his canoe in at St. Louis. He travels for 5 hours camps the night. Then, he travels back upstream to St. Louis in 13 hours. If the rate of the current in the river is 5.5 MPH, how fast was George traveling in still water? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)