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 Question 240270: a train traveled m miles from the station. if it travels 87 miles more how far will it be from the station Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 240302: What formula is utilized to answer: if vehicle A and vehicle B leave from the same location, traveling same direction but at different speeds how many miles will it take vehicle B to Catch vehicle A if B is going 120 mph and A is going 100 MPH? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 240428: SOLVE: ERIN RIDES HER BIKE AT A CONSTANT SPEED FOR 21 MILES. SHE THEN RETURNS HOME AT THE SAME SPEED BUT TAKES A DIFFERENT ROUTE. HER RETURN TRIP TAKES ONE HOUR LONGER AND IS 26 MILES. FIND HER SPEED. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 240512: I need to solve the following word problem using the system of linear equations in two variables. The word problem I am having trouble with is: Traveling with the current, a canoe can go 48 miles in 4 hours. traveling against the current, it takes 6 hours to go the same distance. find the speed of the canoe in still water. I came up with the following linear equations: 12=x+y for speed of canoe with current 8=x-y for speed of canoe against current I solved for each variable and came up with x=10, y=2. My question is which one is the correct answer for finding the speed of the canoe in still water? My thought is it is x=10. Please help Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 240511: I need to solve the following word problem using the system of linear equations in two variables. The word problem I am having trouble with is: Traveling with the current, a canoe can go 48 miles in 4 hours. traveling against the current, it takes 6 hours to go the same distance. find the speed of the canoe in still water. I came up with the following linear equations: 12=x+y for speed of canoe with current 8=x-y for speed of canoe against current I solved for each variable and came up with x=10, y=2. My question is which one is the correct answer for finding the speed of the canoe in still water? My thought is it is x=10. Please help Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 240572: if d=rt,and if r=60 and t=4,what does d equal? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 240575: you want to jog three miles in 45 mins.What must your speed be in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by College Student(505)

 Question 240589: Dr. Pepper left Oakville at 9:00AM and drove to Central City at 60 km/h H. Salt left Oakville at 11:00AM and traveled the same route to Central City. If both mean arrived in Central City at 4:00PM, at what rate did H. Salt travel? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 240662: One car traveling 40 Km/hr left a certain place 4 hours later than another car traveling in the same direction at the rate of 30 km/hr. In how many hours will the faster car overtake the other? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 240717: One car travels 20 km/hr faster than another. While one of them travels 240 km, the other travels 180 km. Find the speed of the fast car. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 240735: If I travel to point A going 50 kilometers an hour and it takes ten minutes how long will it take to reach point A going 40 kilometers an hour Click here to see answer by Stitch(352)

 Question 240529: The capacities of two trucks are 3 tons and 4 tons respectively. If the smaller truck makes 18 more trips than the larger, it can deliver 12 more tons of freight than the larger. How many trips does each truck make? Let x represent the number of trips that the larger truck makes. Which of the following equations could be used to solve the problem? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 240800: A train leaves a station and travels north at 50km/hr. Three hours later, a second train leaves on a parallel track and travels north at 90km/hr. How far from the station will they meet? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 240922: If a truck traveling to town b from town a, going at a speed of 45km an hour and another truck traveling to town a from town b, is going at a speed of 54km an hour and 20 minutes later they meet each other. How far is the distance between town a and town b? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 240857: A plane with the wind traveled 855 miles at 143mph. flying against the wind at the same rate of speed it traveled 575 miles. Find the rate of the wind and the time it took to travel in either direction. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 240734: A remote control car races straight down the street at 26 miles per hour. Two hours later, a second remote control car races straight down the same street at 52 miles per hour in pursuit of the first car. From the moment the first car started, how many hours will it take the second car to catch up to the first? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 241020: a man travels 100 miles North from point A and than 200 miles west how far from point A is the man? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1602)

 Question 240990: The problem is: Two planes are 6000 miles apart, and their speeds differ by 200 miles per hour. They travel toward each other and meet in 5 hours. Find the speed of the slower plane. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 241087: Bob, driving a new Ford, travels 330 miles in the same amount of time it takes John, driving an old Chevy and traveling 10 miles per hour faster, to travel 390 miles. How fast is John driving? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 241034: a driver who drives at a speed of r mph for t hr will travel a distance of d mi given by d= rt mi. How far will a driver travel at a speed of 61 mph for 5 hrs? What is the distance traveled? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 241090: In a stream, the amount S of salt carried varies directly as the sixth power of the speed V of the stream. Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 241120: if earth had an high way and a car can go 55 miles/hr and leave november 10 when would you arrive Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 241089: Rachel allows herself 1 hr to reach a sales appointment 50 miles away. After she has driven 30 miles, she realizes that she must increase her speed by 15 mph in order to get there on time. What was her speed for the first 30 miles? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 241179: if jake runs 18 miles in 3 hour, what was his speed Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 241293: what is Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. train a is traveling at 100 miles per hour and train b is traveling at 125 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 2:10 A.M If train B passes the same station at 2:22 am, at what time will train b catch up to train A? When will train B catch up with train A? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 241448: Two cars leave town at the same time going in the same direction. One travels at 45 mph and the other travels at 68 mph. In how many hours will they be 138 miles apart. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 241448: Two cars leave town at the same time going in the same direction. One travels at 45 mph and the other travels at 68 mph. In how many hours will they be 138 miles apart. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 241509: how long would it take a car traveling 60 miles an hour to go 250 miles? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)
 Question 241509: how long would it take a car traveling 60 miles an hour to go 250 miles? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 241510: You drove 56 miles on a service call for your company and it took 10 minutes longer than the return trip when you drove an average of 8 miles per hour faster. What was your average speed on the return trip? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 241517: The height about the ground of an object t seconds after it is launched vertically upward is h(t)=100t-5t^2 meters What is the velocity of the object after 3 seconds Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 241558: If I run my first 60 km lap at a rate 25% faster than my usual 12 km/hr, and my second 60 km lap at a rate ___% slower than 12 km/hr, then my overall average speed will be my usual speed A) 50/3 B) 20 C) 25 D) 250/3 Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 241619: I do not know how to solve this problem please help me. the problem says: Carlos and Maria drove a total of 358 miles in 6.7 hours. Carlos drove the first part of the trip and averaged 55 miles per hour. Maria drove the remainder of the trip and averaged 52 miles per hour.For approximately how many hours did Maria drive? Round your answer to the nearest tenth if necessary. Please help me and I need to show my work. Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 241646: Ok. So I am currenty in Algebra 1 and we're learning distance problems. We were taught using the box method (maybe your familiar?)That looks something like this: Rate x Time = Disance Abby Jake I'm rather confused with a certain problem: Ferris and Julia jog around a circular track that is 500 meters long. Julia's rate is 250 meters per minute, while Ferris's rate is only 230 meters per minute. In how many minutes will Julia be a full lap ahead? Perhaps if you understand the box method, you could show me how to put the information in that format? Or if you think you know an easier way (less computations or hassle) that would be great! Thank you and have a good Thanksgiving! (It's never too early! :D) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 241652: A train traveling 60 miles per hour leaves for a certain town. Two hours later, a car traveling at 70 miles per hour leaves for the same town and arrives at the same time as the train. If both the train and the car traveled in a straight line, how far is the town from where they started? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 241634: How long does it take to drive 170 miles at 55 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1602)

 Question 241665: i really need help with this problem thr problem says: Runner A crosses the starting line of a marathon and runs at an average pace of 5.6 miles per hour. Half an hour later, Runner B crosses the starting line and runs at an average rate of 6.4 miles per hour. If the lenght of the marathon is 26.2 miles, which runner will finish ahead of the other? please help me and i need to show my work thank you Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 241724: Maria bicycles 6 km/h faster than Javier, In the same time it takes Javier to bicycle 51km, Maria can bicycle 69 km. How fast does each bicycle travel? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 241694: Jen's boat cruised 45 miles upstream and 45 miles back in a total of 6 hrs. The speed of the river is 2 mph. Find the speed of the boat in still water. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 241741: Two planes leave Dallas Airport at the same time, one flying east at a speed of 550 mph and the other flying west at the speed of 650 mph. How long does it take until they are 2000 miles apart? ######### A helicopter leaves City Airport and flies north at 180 mph. Twenty minutes later a plane leaves the airport and follows the helicopter at 330 mph. How long does it take the plane to overtake the helicopter? ######### A rectangle is 5 cm longer than it is wide. If its length and width are both increased by 3 cm, its area is increased by 60 cm squared. Find the dimensions of the original rectangle. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 241074: how do you rearrange the following equation to solve for r? Fg= G (Ma*Mb/r^2) also 4.9=(6.67*10^-11(5.89*10^240/r^2)) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 242003: how far can a bus travel in 4 and a half hours if it average speed is 52 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 242009: a rowing team can travel 3000 m upstream in 50 sec. The team knows they row 80 m/s in still water. a. what is the speed of the river current? b. how long does it take the team to travel downstream? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 241922: You ride your bike to campus a distance of 5 miles and return home on the same route. Going to campus, you average 9 mph faster than on your return trip home. If the round trip takes one hour and ten minutes, what is your average rate on the return trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 242166: Need help figureing out a work problem. If Bill throws a apple into the air, and the ball follows a path of the algebraic equation h=-8t^2+40t and H is for height and t for time, how many seconds will it take the for the apple to fall to the ground. have no clue how to even start this Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

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