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 Question 263482: The speed of a boat in still water is S ft/sec. The current is moving at a rate of C ft/sec. Write an expression to represent the boat’s speed going upstream. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 263663: If train is going 55 mph and the trip is 60 miles away, and the train stopped for 10 minutes, how long did it take to get there? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)
 Question 263663: If train is going 55 mph and the trip is 60 miles away, and the train stopped for 10 minutes, how long did it take to get there? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 263272: A car is running at 65mph on a straight road which is parallel to a straight railroad track at a distance of 3 miles from it. At 9:00 a.m, the car is exactly to the east of Albuquerque on the railroad track. (a) Express the distance s traveled by the car as a function of the number of hours t since 9:00 a.m. (b) Express the distance d between the car and Albuquerque as a function of s. (c) Express d as a function of t. Click here to see answer by ryancharles1389(1)

 Question 263749: How far upstream can a motorboat travel at 8 mi/hr and still return downstream at 12 mi/hr in a total time of 4 hr? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 263749: How far upstream can a motorboat travel at 8 mi/hr and still return downstream at 12 mi/hr in a total time of 4 hr? Click here to see answer by jsmallt9(3296)

 Question 263826: At 2:00 p.m. a runner heads north on a highway jogging at 10 miles per hour. At 2:30 p.m. a driver heads north on the same highway to pick up the runner. If the car travels at 55 miles per hour, how long will it take the driver to catch the runner? Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)

 Question 263845: One train leaves City A heading for City B which is 390 miles away. At the same time a secind train leaves City B heading for City A, going 15 mph faster than the first train. If they meet in 3 hours and 20 minutes, how fast are the trains traveling? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 263844: One train leaves City A heading for City B which is 390 miles away. At the same time a secind train leaves City B heading for City A, going 15 mph faster than the first train. If they meet in 3 hours and 20 minutes, how fast are the trains traveling? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 264022: At an average speed of 9 m/s, how many kilometers can a cyclist travel in a 8 hour day? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57214)
 Question 264022: At an average speed of 9 m/s, how many kilometers can a cyclist travel in a 8 hour day? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)
 Question 264022: At an average speed of 9 m/s, how many kilometers can a cyclist travel in a 8 hour day? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)
 Question 264022: At an average speed of 9 m/s, how many kilometers can a cyclist travel in a 8 hour day? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30952)

 Question 264077: The Earth is approximately a sphere with radius 4000 miles. Today, there are roughly 6.7 billion people on the Earth. (a) About 30% of the surface is land, the rest is water. If the land is shared equally between people, how many acres would each person have ? (b) About one fifth of land is arable. How many acres of arable land is there per person ? Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)

 Question 264145: how many seconds does it take to go 350 meters at 65km/hr? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30952)

 Question 264177: A train traveled 250 mi in 2 hr. If it traveled at the same rate of speed, how long would it take the train to travel 600 mi? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30952)

 Question 264259: how many miles per hour does a car travel if it makes a 40-mile trip in 30 minutes Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 264287: The reeds are moving cross country. Mr reed leaves 3.5 hrs before mrs reed. If he averages 40 mph and she averages 75 mph, how long will it take mrs reed to overtake mr reed? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 264288: A man travels 7 mi. due east, and then 4 mi. due North. How far is he from his starting point? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30952)

 Question 264293: It takes the chef 20 minutes to drive to the gold Star Restaurant from her home. If she drives 30 miles an hour, how many miles away is the restaurant from her home. This is a problem that my 3rd grades was given. I'm not sure of an easy way yo show her how to do the problem. My answer is 10 mins. I just looked at it and est about 2mins per mile. But if she has simpler problem how do I show her to calualte all problems like this email jupiter99@rocketmail.com Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)

 Question 264332: He notices that at 10:45 a.m. they are passing a marker labeled 101, and at 11:00 a.m. the car reaches marker 119. what is the speed? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)
 Question 264332: He notices that at 10:45 a.m. they are passing a marker labeled 101, and at 11:00 a.m. the car reaches marker 119. what is the speed? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 264348: an airplane flies 450 miles with the wind and 300 against the wind in the same length of time. If the speed of the wind is 40 mph, what is the speed of the airplane in still air? Click here to see answer by Ruli(21)

 Question 264376: an aircraft covers a distance of 42km in 2minutes and 30 seconds what is the average speed? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 264374: if i am travelling @ 100 km/ph what distance will i Travel per second? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 264374: if i am travelling @ 100 km/ph what distance will i Travel per second? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30952)

 Question 264398: Two hikers started from opposite ends of a 29-mile trail. One hiker walked 1.25 mph slower than the other hiker, and they met after 4 hours. How fast did each hiker walk? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 264448: On a distance problem... an answer goes from 2/3 hours to 40 minutes. This is for the final answer. How do they get from 2/3 to 40? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30952)

 Question 263665: The population of a country Dnalgne is 80 million in 1997 and increasing at a rate of 0.2 million per year. The average annual income of a person in Dnalgne during 1997 was 16000 dollars per year and increasing at a rate of 500 dollars per year. How quickly was the total income of the entire population rising in 1997? I think I am supposed to use the formula ending population-beginning population/ending and do that for the income too, but I don't know how to combine the two to find the total income of the entire population. Any help would be great! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57214)

 Question 264520: a car tire has a diameter of 56cm. the tire is turning at 400 revolutions per minute. calculate the distance travelled in one minute. Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 264590: A boat can go 45 mph in still water. It takes as long to go 630 miles upstream as it does to go downstream 720 miles. How fast is the current? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 264590: A boat can go 45 mph in still water. It takes as long to go 630 miles upstream as it does to go downstream 720 miles. How fast is the current? Click here to see answer by Ruli(21)

 Question 264586: John is walking 2 mph, how long will it take him to walk 5 miles? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 264635: Your brother left school at 3:00 pm and traveled 101 miles in 2.25 hours to come home for school break. What’s the average speed that he was traveling in mile per hour? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 264608: If I drove 285 miles and it took me 5 hours, what was my average speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 264646: a plane travel for about 2.5 hours at a velocity of 1200 kilometers per hour what distance did it travel? Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 264770: At the instant the traffic light turns green, an automobile that has been waiting at an intersection starts ahead with a constant acceleration of 2.80 m/s^2. At the same instant, a truck, traveling with a constant speed of 14.7 m/s, overtakes and passes the automobile. How far beyond its starting point does the automobile overtake the truck? How fast is the automobile traveling when it overtakes the truck? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30952)

 Question 264818: Two planes depart from the same place at 2pm. One plane flies south at a speed of 376km/hr, and the other flies west at a speed of 648km/hr. How far apart are the airplanes at 5:30PM? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 264834: A single automobile is used to make two trips. The first trip took 5 hours and 39 minutes to complete, and consumed 10.11 gallons of fuel. During this trip, the vehicle travelled 215 miles at “highway speeds” and 78 miles at “city speeds.” The second trip took 7 hours and 37 minutes to complete, and consumed 12.5 gallons of fuel. During this trip, the vehicle traveled 183 miles at “highway speeds” and 156 miles at “city speeds.” 1. What is the overall, average fuel efficiency (MPG) for each of these trips? 2. What is the overall, average speed (MPH) for each of these trips? 3. What is the average fuel efficiency at “highway speeds?” 4. What is the average speed at “highway speeds?” 5. What is the average fuel efficiency at “city speeds?” 6. What is the average speed at “city speeds?” Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 265014: The fastest moving insect is the large tropical cockroach. it scurries at speeds of up to 2.3 feet per second. now write an equation that represents how many miles a roach can travel in 1.5 hours? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57214)

 Question 265053: A train travels 315 miles across the plains in the same time it travels 175 miles in the mountains. If the rate of the train is 40 miles per hour slower in the mountains, find both the rate in both the plains and mountains. That is the question, would you be able to help me organize all of this information to solve it? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 265116: If Dave drives at a steady speed of 50 miles per hour, how long will it take him to drive 10 miles? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30952)

 Question 264958: Fifteen minutes after a boy left for school on his bike, his mother noticed that he left his term paper on the kitchen table. His mother left home, driving at a rate of 32 mph, to catch up to him. If he had been bicycling at a rate of 8 mph, how long did it take his mother to catch up with him? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 265151: Two cars leave St. Louis from exactly the same spot at exactly the same time, one traveling west at 60 mph and the other traveling east at 40 mph. How long does it take before the cars are 180 miles apart? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 265146: A car travels 330 miles in 6 hours. It travels at 50 mph for the first two hours and travels the last 180 miles at 60 miles per hour. It travels at constant speed for the remaining time. Let x be the time traveled at the unknown constant speed. The total itme for the trip was 6 hours so: 6 = time traveled at 50 mph + time traveled at 60 mph + time traveled at x mph. (a) How long did it take to travel the first 150 miles? (hours) (b) Where was the car after 3 hours? (miles from the start) I thought the answer would be 100 (first two hours) plus 5/6 (50 min/60 min) since the second speed is traveling 60 miles, but we only want 50 of them, so the total would be 2+5/6 hours; but that wasn't right. For the second part I thought it would be 100+60=160 for the first 2 hours (100 miles) + one more hour of 60mph, which would add 60. This wasn't right either. Any help would be great I'm really confused! Thanks! Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

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