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 Question 206190: 1. Two buses leave Houston at the same time and travel in opposite directions. One bus averages 55 mi/h and the other bus averages 45 mi/h. When will they be 400 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 206223: James can row 14km downstream in a river in 2 hours. He takes 7 hours to go back. Find the speed of the current and the speed of James in still water. Use two variables. Click here to see answer by K2sy(1)

 Question 206231: You are in a 100 mile race. At the halfway point your team informs you that your average speed is 50 miles per hour. How fast must you go from that point on in order to average 100 miles per hour Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 206256: two cars start moving from the same point. One travels south at 100 km/hr and the other travels west at 50 km/hr. How far apart are they two hours later? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)
 Question 206256: two cars start moving from the same point. One travels south at 100 km/hr and the other travels west at 50 km/hr. How far apart are they two hours later? Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1421)

 Question 206296: How far can a car traveling 50 mph travel in 120 minutes? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 206313: brian thinks the speed of the plane might be 160 miles per hour or 160 kilometers per hour. which is faster? Click here to see answer by mickclns(59)
 Question 206313: brian thinks the speed of the plane might be 160 miles per hour or 160 kilometers per hour. which is faster? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 206290: the current in a river moves at 2mph. a boat travels 18 mph upstream and 7mph down stream in a total 7 hours. what the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 206323: Please help :) A bus leaves the town at noon heading for the airport, 400 miles away. A bus leaves the airport at the same time, heading to the town at 30 mph. If the two buses meet at 5 PM, what is the rate of the first bus? THANK YOU! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 206337: a car travels 40 miles per hour for 2.4 hours. It travels? Click here to see answer by mickclns(59)

 Question 206374: On a trip, you are k miles from your destination at 4 P.M. and y miles away from your destination 2 hours later. how far have you traveled in the two hours? 978007611023-0 1-1 Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 206446: If i drive 80 miles per hour, how far will I go in: 15 minutes? Click here to see answer by mickclns(59)

 Question 206476: how long does it take to travel one foot if traveling at 60mph? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)
 Question 206476: how long does it take to travel one foot if traveling at 60mph? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 206289: an airplane flies between two cities 450 kilometers apart traveling with a wind of 45mph going and against the same wind when returning. the trip out takes one less hour than the return trip. what is the speed of the plane in still air? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 206567: Craig Drives 20 miles per hour faster than sara. in the same time that sara drives 225 miles, craig drives 325 miles. find the speed of each car Click here to see answer by HyperBrain(694)

 Question 206566: Craig Drives 20 miles per hour faster than sara. in the same time that sara drives 225 miles, craig drives 325 miles. find the speed of each car Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 206578: A train leaves station M and travels west at 35 km/hr. One hour later, a faster train leaves station M and also travels west of parallel track at 40 km/hr. How far from station M will the faster train catch the slower one? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 206638: A projectile is fired from the ground with an upward speed of 245m/s. After how many seconds will it return to the ground? use the formula Click here to see answer by Targetweek(62)

 Question 206650: If a driver traveling at 65mph leave one hour after another driver who is traveling at 55 mph, how long would it take for the second driver to catch up to the first driver Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 206637: Chris and leslie drove at total of 503 miles in 12.8 hours. Christ drove the first part of the trip and averaged 45 miles per hour. Leslie drove the remainder of the trip and averaged 35 miles per hour. For what length of the time did Chris drive? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 206648: a car traveled for 1/2 hour at r r mi/h, then increased the speed by 10 mi/h and traveled for 1 1/2 hours more. how far did the car go? (express answer in terms of r) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 206771: A woman begins jogging at 3:00 P.M., running due north at a 6- minute- mile pace. Later, she reverses direction and runs due south at a 7- minute mile pace. If she returns to her starting point at 3:45 P.M., find the total number of miles run. methods tried: 6(3/4-t)= 7 (3/4) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)
 Question 206771: A woman begins jogging at 3:00 P.M., running due north at a 6- minute- mile pace. Later, she reverses direction and runs due south at a 7- minute mile pace. If she returns to her starting point at 3:45 P.M., find the total number of miles run. methods tried: 6(3/4-t)= 7 (3/4) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 206716: John travels by train to go home and arrives at the railway station every day at 17h00. His wife travels by car to pick him up at the station and arrives at the station at precisely 17h00. One day John took an earlier train and arrived at the station at 16h00 and was unable to phone his wife. He then started walking home hoping to meet his wife who would be on her way to pick him up. She did pick him up and they arrived home 12 min earlier than normal. 1) Assuming the wife travels at 60km per hour, how far did John walk? 2) How far is their home from the station? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 206963: An airplane travels 260 miles per hour into a 50 mile per hour head wind. On the return trip the wind has slowed to 25 miles per hour and the plane averages 335 miles per hour. How fast would the plane have gone with no wind on either leg Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 207051: write an equation and solve the following: How long will it take too drive 455 miles at 70 mph? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 207109: PLEASE HELP ME WITH THE ANSWER TO THIS WORD PROBLEM: Jordan drove to town at 50 mph and rove back home at 40 mph. What is the distance to town if the whole trip took 9 hours? THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH :) Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 207234: John drove part of a 260 km trip at 80 km/h and the rest at 100 km/h. Find the distance he traveled at 80 km/h if his total driving time was 2 h and 30 min. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 207246: you ride on a train for 175 miles at an average speed of 50 miles per hour. how many hours does the trip take? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 207244: you ride on a train for 175 miles at an average speed of 50 miles per hour. how many hours does the trip take? Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)

 Question 207277: the total time taken to travel x km at 30kph and y km at 60kph is 2 1/2 hours. the time taken to travel x km at 15kph and y km at 45kph is 4hours and 20minutes. find x and y. Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 207290: Hi this is a mom trying to figure this out?? If you are traveling 120 miles at 35 mph how long will it take you to arrive at your destination? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 207392: Suppose Charlie hit a baseball straight upward at 150 ft/sec from a height of 5 ft. Use the formula to determine how long it takes the ball to return to the earth. (If an object is given an initial velocity of vo ft per second from a height of so ft, then its height S after t secondsis given by the formula S = -16t^2 +vo t + so.) With that, I came up with the equation S = -16t^2 + 150t + 5. I think that's right, but I'm not positive...then I'm not sure how to solve either. I appreciate any help!! :) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 207393: Raffaele ran 8 miles and then walked 6 miles. If he ran 5 mph faster than he walked and the total time was 2 hours, then how fast did he walk? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)
 Question 207393: Raffaele ran 8 miles and then walked 6 miles. If he ran 5 mph faster than he walked and the total time was 2 hours, then how fast did he walk? Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1421)

 Question 207415: Sue heads due west from Dry Gulch on U.S. 65 at a steady speed of 55 mph (miles per hour) while Don heads due east from Wet Hollow (which is 840 miles west of Dry Gulch) on the same hi-way at 65 mph both start at the same time. After what time did they cross paths. I would like this solved with respect to time. That is Time traveled by Don to crossing point is equal to time traveled by Sue to crossing point. Time Traveled (Don) = Time Traveled (Sue). I can solve it by using Dist traveled but would like to see this worked out via time if it can be. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)
 Question 207415: Sue heads due west from Dry Gulch on U.S. 65 at a steady speed of 55 mph (miles per hour) while Don heads due east from Wet Hollow (which is 840 miles west of Dry Gulch) on the same hi-way at 65 mph both start at the same time. After what time did they cross paths. I would like this solved with respect to time. That is Time traveled by Don to crossing point is equal to time traveled by Sue to crossing point. Time Traveled (Don) = Time Traveled (Sue). I can solve it by using Dist traveled but would like to see this worked out via time if it can be. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 207361: Some friends decided to make a week-long bike trip, with some of them leaving or joining the trip long the way. Two-thirds of the group wanted to try and go the entire distance. After the first day 1/3 of the bikers left. On the second day, they got 8 new bikers. At the end of the second day, they lost 3/7 of the group. On the third day they gained 2 new bikers and at the end of the day 2/5 of the group left. Five new bikers joined up on the fourth day and they lost 3 at the end of the day. On the fifth day, they picked up 4, and then lost 1/4 of the total group. On the sixth day they got 4 new ones and at the end of the day 6 departed. On the seventh day, 7 bikers finished the trip. Did the group that wanted to go the whole way make it? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 207480: A woman begins jogging at 3:00pm, running due north at a 6-minute-mile pace. Later, she reverses direction and runs due south at a 7 minute-mile pace. If she returns to her starting point at 3:45, find the total number of miles run. I ahve tried using the formula time = dist/rate,letting x=distance. I plugged in 45=6x + 7x, but I got an irrational number (3.461...). Thanks in advance for any help! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 207636: Rene is going to the lake to visit some friends. If the lake is 60 miles away, and Rene is driving at 40 miles per hour the entire time, how long will it take her to get to the lake? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 207654: you are driving to gary for a state championship game . It is 120 miles to the stadium and you have already driven 42 miles. if you are traveling at 65 miles per hour, how long before you get there? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 207655: If a person travels 450 miles in 7 hours, how long will it take them to travel 600 miles? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 207646: Maria drove at a steady speed for 5 hrs. on the turnpike. she then slowed her traveling speed by 15 miles per hour for traveling on secondary roads. the entire trip took 7 hours and covered 369 miles. what was her speed on the turnpike? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

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