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Question 250663: Carla take a trip from town A to town B. She drives to town B at a rate of 55 miles per hour. She then takes a plane, which travels at a rate of 175 miles per hour back to town A, if the total traveling time is 10 hours, to the nearest mile, what is the distance between the two towns?
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Question 250514: A ball is thrown upward with an initial velocity of 64 ft/sec from a height of 960 ft. It's height h, in feet, after t seconds is given by h(t)= 16t^2+64t + 960. After how long will the ball reach the ground?
The ball will reach the ground in __ seconds.
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Question 250998: While hiking the Peralta Trail to Wheeler’s Needle and back, Rick spent 60% of his time walking uphill to Wheeler’s Needle and 40% of his time returning by the same trail. If he averaged 2 miles per hour uphill, what was his average speed for the roundtrip?
A. 2 1/3 mph B. 2.25 mph C. 2.4 mph D. 2.5 mph E. 2.6 mph
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Question 251117: a train leaves the city heading west and travels at 50 miles per hour. Three hours later, a second train leaves from the same place and travels in the same diresction at 65 miles per hour. How long will it take for the second train to overtake the first train?
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Question 251117: a train leaves the city heading west and travels at 50 miles per hour. Three hours later, a second train leaves from the same place and travels in the same diresction at 65 miles per hour. How long will it take for the second train to overtake the first train?
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Question 251299: A man travels from A to B at average speed of 30 miles per hour and returns from B to A along the same route at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. Find the average speed of the entire journey.
Find out the average speed of person who rides the first mile at the rate of 8 miles an hour, the next mile at the rate of 7.5 miles an hour and the third mile at the rate of 5.5 miles an hour.
A bus traveling200 kilometer has 10 stages at equal intervals. The speed of the bus in the various stages was observed to be 10,15,20,25,20,30,40,50,30,40 kilometers per hour. Find the average speed at which the bus travels.
Find out the average rate of (i) motion in the case of a person who rides the first mile at the rate of 10 miles an hour, the next mile at the rate of 8 miles per hour and the third mile at the rate of 6 miles per hour;(ii) increase in population which in the first decade has increased 20% in the next 25% and in the third 44%
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Question 251357: On Monday, Chuck drove from Norfolk to Valentine, averaging 47 mph. On Tuesday, he continued on to Chadron, averaging 69 mph. his driving time on Monday was 2 hours longer than his driving time on Tuesday. If the total distance from Norfolk to Chadron is 326 miles, then how many hours did he drive on Monday? How far is it from Valentine to Chadron?
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Question 251365: 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 44 mph. Train A passes a station at 4:15PM. If train B passes the same station at 4:45PM, at what time will train B catch up to train A?
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Question 251279: Jill is 22.5 kilometers away from Joey. Both begin to walk towards each other at the same time. Jill walks at 1.5 km/hr. They meet in five hours. How fast is Joey walking?
a) 1.5 k/hr b) 2.25 km/hr c) 3 km/hr d) 6 km/hr e) 15 km/hr
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Question 251488: mr.may traveled from home to New York by a car with 15 mph speed. While he was driving, his girlfriend called him to go back home. He suddenly drove back home with 25 mph speed. If this roundtrip took 32 minutes. What is the average speed he drove for the roundtrip?
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Question 251535: There were 429 people at a play. Admission was $8 dollars each for adults and $4.50 each for children. The total receipts were $2641. How man adults and how many children attended?
Where did I go wrong ???
Adult tickets: x
Adult cost per ticket: 8.00
total: 8.00x
childrens tickets: (429x)
childs cost per ticket: 4.50
total: 4.50(429x)
8.00x+4.50(429x)=2641
8.00x+1930.54.50x=2641
3.50x+1930.5=2641
3.50x=710.50
x=203
adult tickets: 203
child's tickets: 4.50(428203)= 1017
total=203+1017=1220
This answer does not appear to total up...can some one tell me where i went wrong please :) thanks!!
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Question 251611: On a farm there are horses and chickens. There are total of 40 heads and 146 legs. How many horses are on the farm?" the horses have 3 legs that is all I got I cant help my kid he has this on a test I need to be able to show him how to solve it the numbes can change but they always have 3 legs
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Question 251619: If you travel 562 miles in a 9 hour period, what is your average speed?
This is driving in a semi truck and that is the question it doesn't say anything about being loaded or unloaded it just ask me to figure the speed for the distance and time traveled.
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