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 Question 214796: Please help me with the following word problem; Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 60 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at If train B passes the same station at 8:25 p.m., at what time will train B catch up to train A? Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 214825: If you are going 2 mph and have 550 miles to travel how many days will it take you? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)
 Question 214825: If you are going 2 mph and have 550 miles to travel how many days will it take you? Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)

 Question 214838: Car A is traveling at 20 miles per hour. Car B is one mile behind, following at 30 miles per hour. A fly can move 40 miles per hour. The fly begins on the front bumper of car B and flys back and forth between the two cars. How many miles will the fly travel before it is crushed in the collision? Totally confused as to how to set it up. I know Car A rate = 20/hr Car B rate = 30/hr and distance = d-1 Fly rate hr I assume time is constant Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 214890: Please help me this word problem: Kevin drove 320 miles to a mountain resort. His return trip took 20 minutes longer because his speed returning was 4 mi/h slower than his speed going. Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)
 Question 214890: Please help me this word problem: Kevin drove 320 miles to a mountain resort. His return trip took 20 minutes longer because his speed returning was 4 mi/h slower than his speed going. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 214879: A tug tows a bard 24 miles up a river at 10mph and returns down the river at 12 mph. The entire trip takes 5.5 hours. What is the rate of the river's current? Since this problem doesn't provide the elapsed time of each trip, I am having trouble setting it up. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)

 Question 214899: This question I come up with the wrong answer: Pete drove from Buffalo to Boston, a distance of 720km. On return trip he increased his speed by 10km/h. If the total trip took 17h, what was his speed from Boston to Buffalo? I'm having trouble working it out, I begin with this: I start with (720/x)+(720/x+10) Expanded it to: 17x^2 - 1270x + 7200 Speed I got next using the quadratic equation: 62.5 But thats apparently wrong, what am I doing wrong? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 214899: This question I come up with the wrong answer: Pete drove from Buffalo to Boston, a distance of 720km. On return trip he increased his speed by 10km/h. If the total trip took 17h, what was his speed from Boston to Buffalo? I'm having trouble working it out, I begin with this: I start with (720/x)+(720/x+10) Expanded it to: 17x^2 - 1270x + 7200 Speed I got next using the quadratic equation: 62.5 But thats apparently wrong, what am I doing wrong? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)
 Question 214899: This question I come up with the wrong answer: Pete drove from Buffalo to Boston, a distance of 720km. On return trip he increased his speed by 10km/h. If the total trip took 17h, what was his speed from Boston to Buffalo? I'm having trouble working it out, I begin with this: I start with (720/x)+(720/x+10) Expanded it to: 17x^2 - 1270x + 7200 Speed I got next using the quadratic equation: 62.5 But thats apparently wrong, what am I doing wrong? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)

 Question 214875: A car leaves Oak Corners at 11:30 AM traveling south at 60 mph. At the same time, another car is 50 miles west of Oak Corners traveling east at 40 mph. Express the distance d between the cars as a function of the time t after the first car left Oak Corners. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 214875: A car leaves Oak Corners at 11:30 AM traveling south at 60 mph. At the same time, another car is 50 miles west of Oak Corners traveling east at 40 mph. Express the distance d between the cars as a function of the time t after the first car left Oak Corners. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)

 Question 214922: a penguin swimming with the ocean current in search of food takes 1 hour to travel 9 miles. its return trip upstream to its starting point takes it 3 hours. What is the penguin's speed in still water? please and thank you for answering this question Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 214844: Eddie is flying a jet against the wind on a 570 mile trip. Flying with the same wind speed, Eddie could fly a 270 mile trip in the same amount of time. If Eddie's jet flies at 220 miles per hour in still air, what is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 214936: a train leaves Kansas City, Kansas and travels north at 85 km per hour. Another train leaves at the same time and travels south at 95 km per hour. How long will it take before they are 315 km apart? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 214958: you take a airplane ride which takes 3hrs and you are traveling at 180 mph. no air restrictions. on the way back it only takes you 2.8 hrs. what is the air speed? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)
 Question 214958: you take a airplane ride which takes 3hrs and you are traveling at 180 mph. no air restrictions. on the way back it only takes you 2.8 hrs. what is the air speed? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6957)
 Question 214958: you take a airplane ride which takes 3hrs and you are traveling at 180 mph. no air restrictions. on the way back it only takes you 2.8 hrs. what is the air speed? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 214961: Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 80 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 84 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 6:25pm. If train B passes the same station at 6:55pm., at what time will train B catch up to train A? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 214961: Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 80 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 84 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 6:25pm. If train B passes the same station at 6:55pm., at what time will train B catch up to train A? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 214991: i need to simplify this 70 times t over 60 equals 60 times t+10 over 60 Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 215185: a helicopter takes off from the roof of a building that is 200 ft above the ground. The altitude of the helicopter increases by 150 fet each second. 1. create an equation to express the altitude of a helicopter as a function of time. 2. calculate the altitude of the helicopter 90 seconds after take off. 3. How long does it take for the helicopter to reach 20,000 feet? Thank you! Debbi Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 215164: a car travels at an average speed of 30m/s for 0.8 h. find the total distance traveled in km. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6957)

 Question 215230: i am a plane figure with 4 sides. all sides are equal length but adjacent angles are not equal. what am i? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 215229: a plane travels 2250 km in 3 hours. find its average speed? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)
 Question 215229: a plane travels 2250 km in 3 hours. find its average speed? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6957)

 Question 215231: jacinta can solve 20 multiplication questions in one minute. her friend can solve the same number in 3 minutes. how long will it take both of them together to solve 20 questions? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6957)

 Question 215308: A family drove 1080 miles to their vacation lodge. Bercause of increased traffic denisty, their average speed on the return trip was decreased by 6 miles per hour and the trip took 2 1/2 hours longer. Determine their average speed on the way to the lodge. Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)

 Question 215307: A family drove 1080 miles to their vacation lodge. Bercause of increased traffic denisty, their average speed on the return trip was decreased by 6 miles per hour and the trip took 2 1/2 hours longer. Determine their average speed on the way to the lodge. Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)
 Question 215307: A family drove 1080 miles to their vacation lodge. Bercause of increased traffic denisty, their average speed on the return trip was decreased by 6 miles per hour and the trip took 2 1/2 hours longer. Determine their average speed on the way to the lodge. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 215317: A bus traveling at an average rate of 30 miles per hour left the city at 11:45 A.M. A car following the bus at 45 miles per hour left the city at noon.At what time did the car catch up with the bus? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 215402: find the measures of two complementary angles in one angel is 45 degrees more than two times the other Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 215443: how far could you travel (in miles) if you are driving at 50mph for 6hours? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 215452: how long in hours would it take to travel 120miles traveling at 40mph Click here to see answer by drj(1380)
 Question 215452: how long in hours would it take to travel 120miles traveling at 40mph Click here to see answer by Halo65(1)

 Question 215444: how long (in hours) would it take to travel 120 miles traveling at 40mph? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 215482: two automobiles start at the same time from towns 440 miles apart and travel towards each other. one travels ten miles faster than the other. if they meet in 4 hours how far does each car travel Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 215507: My question is a precalculus question and it wants us to basically translate word problem into a function Car A passes point O heading east at a constant rate of 40mi/h; car B passes the same point 1 hour later heading north at a constant rate of 60mi/h. Express the distance between the cars as a function of time t, where t is measured starting when car B passes point O. I drew a diagram of this, and thought of using the Pythagorean Theorum to find the distance between car A and Car b, but I just don't know how to incoporate the "1 hour later part." the answer in the book is 20 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 215501: How far will a train travel in 4 hours which is traveling at a constant rate of 300 km per hour? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 215512: The motion of a car stopping at a traffic light is an examples of a ? acceleration, also called deceleration. Click here to see answer by jonvaliente(64)

 Question 215534: if I travell at 50/km per hour how far would i get(in distance) in 2 minutes Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 215514: If a train traveling at 30 m/s brakes to a stop in 1 minute, its acceleration is ? Click here to see answer by shymeerab(21)

 Question 215643: At one point, Jerry is 110 feet behind Sheri. If Jerry is traveling at a speed of 45 mph and Sheri is traveling at a speed of 30 mph, how long does it take Jerry to catch Sheri? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 215712: A runner ran a course at a constant speed of 8 mph. One hour after the runner began, a cyclist stared on the same course at a constant speed of 18 mph. How long (in hours and minutes) after the runner started did the cyclist catch up to the runner? Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 215661: if you can travel 25 miles in 35 minutes, how long should it take to travel 125 miles? (assume speed is the same.) At what speed (in miles per hour) are you traveling? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

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