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 Question 277914: Driving his car at 50 mi/hr, jose can cover a certain distance in 20 min less than when he drives at 45 mi/hr . Find that distance. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 277971: Ann, Bob, Cal, and Don all worked out on the treadmill. Their times (in no particular order) were 16, 18, 23, and 25 minutes.Cal worked out two minutes more than Bob. Don worked out fewer minutes than Ann but more minutes than Cal.Who worked out 25 minutes? A.Ann B. Bob C. Cal D. Don E. not enough information given Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 277987: enrica took two days to drive 1,020 miles. one the first day, she drove 10 hours at an average speed of 62 miles per hour. on the second day, her average speed was 57 miles per hour. how long did she drive on the second day Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 278034: A riverboat can head 320 miles upriver in 20 hours, but the return trip takes only 16 hours. Find the current of the river and find the speed of the riverboat in still water. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 278119: if a car travels at 55 miles per hour, about how many miles will it travel in 2.5 hours? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 278181: Lisa can shovel the drive in 35 minutes. Bill can do the same in 40 minutes.How long would it take if the shoveled the drive together Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)

 Question 278190: . A train traveling at 50 miles per hour leaves for a certain town. Two hours later, a bus (starting at the same point as the train) traveling at 60 miles per hour leaves for the same town and arrives at the same time as the train. If both the train and the bus traveled in a straight line, how far is the town from where they started? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)
 Question 278190: . A train traveling at 50 miles per hour leaves for a certain town. Two hours later, a bus (starting at the same point as the train) traveling at 60 miles per hour leaves for the same town and arrives at the same time as the train. If both the train and the bus traveled in a straight line, how far is the town from where they started? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 278227: one runner can run 3 miles per hour faster than another. in the same time that the slower runner travels 3 miles, the other travels 4 miles. Find the speed of the slower runner. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)
 Question 278227: one runner can run 3 miles per hour faster than another. in the same time that the slower runner travels 3 miles, the other travels 4 miles. Find the speed of the slower runner. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 278256: When flying with the wind from A to B, it takes a plane 6 hours. Whenn flying against the wind from B to A, it takes the plane 8 hours. It is 500 miles from A to B. How fast is the plane in still air, and how fast is the wind? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 278274: A guy on a bike leaves from point A going 18 MPH. One hour later a car leaves from the same point going 45 MPH. How long will it take for the car to catch the guy on the bike? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)
 Question 278274: A guy on a bike leaves from point A going 18 MPH. One hour later a car leaves from the same point going 45 MPH. How long will it take for the car to catch the guy on the bike? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 278370: A boat can travel from its dock to a town downriver with a 7 mph current in 10 hours. The return trip against the same current takes 15 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by Grinnell(63)

 Question 278371: A plane climbs into the jet stream which is flowing at a rate of 80 miles per hour. It travels with the jet stream for 5 hours and then reduces its altitude, flying out of the jet stream for 4 more hours. The plane, while out of the jet stream, covered 550 miles less than it did during the 5 hours it was in the jet stream. How fast was the plane flying out of the jet stream? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 278452: Hilary went riding in the hills. At one point, however, her horse stumbled and was hurt. Hilary left the horse and walked back home to call her vet. Hilary figures the horse walks about twice as fast as she does. If her horse was hurt about 8 miles into her ride and her whole trip took 4 hours total, how fast does Hilary walk? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 278480: Caleb's average speed is 12 kilometers per hour slower than Ling's. In the same length of time it takes Caleb to drive 231 km, Ling drives 297 km. What is Caleb's average speed? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 278517: Jack traveled at an average rate of speed of 55mph for 3.5hours.How far did he travel?Use the formula:d=rt Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 278495: a train leaves a station at 1pm travelling at 40mph. Another train leaves the same station at 2pm travelling at 60mph. What time will it be when the two trains first meet? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 278558: an aircraft flew 2 hours with the wind. the return trip took 3 hours against the wind. if the speed of the plane in still air is 164 miles per hour more than the speed of the wind, find the wind speed and the speed of the plane in still air Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 278552: a person travels five miles north, fifteen miles west, and fifteen miles north. How far is he from the starting point? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 278560: Mrs. Casey is in charge of making sandwiches in the lunchroom. She can make 4 sandwiches in 2 minutes. One Monday, she must make 400 sandwiches by 12:00 noon. What time does she need to start? Please provide step by step instruction, I am helping my child. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 278596: IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED 1/3 WAY OF A 270 MILE TRIP. HOW MANY MILES HAVE YOU TRAVELED? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 278617: it takes a plane 20 hours to fly against the wind. the return trip takes 16 hours. if the planes average speed if 500 mph, what is the average speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 278624: A plane is moving at 180km/h west when it hits a tailwind of 22km/h. What is the final velocity. Draw the vector. I'm totally lost sorry. I assume the speed could be 202 km/h but that still doesn't help me figure out velocity without having any other parameters such as gravity or time Thank you for your help. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 278605: Angelina drove at an average rate of 80 kph and then stopped 20 minutes for gas. After the stop, she drove at an average rate of 100kph. Altogether she drove 250km in a total trip of 3 hours including the stop. Which equation could be used to solve for the time T in hours that she drove before her stop? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 278671: Frank rides his bike 12 miles an hour faster than he walks. He can bike from home to work in the same amount of time it takes him to walk from home to the park. If the distance from Frank's home to work is 9 miles, and the distance from his home to the park is 3 miles, what is Franks walking speed? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 278682: Please help me with this word problem. A contractor mixes concrete from bags of pre-mix for small jobs. How many bags with 7% cement shold he mix with 10 bags of 15.5% cement to produce a mix containing 12% cement? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 278701: Two men in towns 400 miles apart drive to a house on the line between their towns. They meet after 4 hours. What is the speed of each car if one of the cars is going 20 mph faster than the other car? Click here to see answer by calegebra(14)

 Question 278767: Jack and Jim start at the same time to ride from place A to place B, 60 miles away. Jack travels 4 miles an hour slower than Jim. Jim reaches B and at once turns back meeting Jack 12 miles from B.The rate of Jack was: (A) 4 mph (B) 8 mph (C) 12 mph (D) 16 mph (E) 20 mph Click here to see answer by Grinnell(63)

 Question 278823: Fred begins walking toward John's house at 3 mi/hr. John leaves his house at the same time ans walks toward Fred's house on the same path at a rate of 2 mi/hr. How long will it be before they meet if the distance between the houses is 4 miles? Click here to see answer by Stitch(352)
 Question 278823: Fred begins walking toward John's house at 3 mi/hr. John leaves his house at the same time ans walks toward Fred's house on the same path at a rate of 2 mi/hr. How long will it be before they meet if the distance between the houses is 4 miles? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 278871: you leave the house traveling 60mph. after you have driven 25 miles, your mother leaves the house traveling in the same direction. what speed must your mother travel to catch up to you 5 hours after she leaves? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)
 Question 278871: you leave the house traveling 60mph. after you have driven 25 miles, your mother leaves the house traveling in the same direction. what speed must your mother travel to catch up to you 5 hours after she leaves? Click here to see answer by Grinnell(63)

 Question 278828: Uniform Motion: Matthew was 1200 yards ahead when Lowe began his pursuit. If lowe ran 3 times as fast as Matthew and overtook him in 30 minutes, how fast did each boy run? RlTl + 1200 = RmTm Rl=3*Rm Tm=30 Tl=30 sub 3*Rm * 30 +1200 = Rm * 30 I am getting this wrong. Answer is 20 and 60 yards per minute. Help, please. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 278917: I am having trouble helping my daughter with this problem. Can someone please help. It normally takes Jessica 45 minutes to get to her friend's house 20 miles away. Tomorrow she is meeting her friend at the mall which is 28 miles away from her house. If she travels at the same rate she normally travels, how long will it take her to get to the mall? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 278899: It takes Eddie 7 hours to paint a wall. Alison takes 4 hurs to do the same job. how long would it take them, working together, to paint the wall? Need breakdown please. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 278899: It takes Eddie 7 hours to paint a wall. Alison takes 4 hurs to do the same job. how long would it take them, working together, to paint the wall? Need breakdown please. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 278897: The speed of a freight train is 20 miles per hour slower than the speed of a passenger train. The freight train travels 390 miles in the same time that it takes the passenger train to travel 480 miles. find the speed of the freight train. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 278891: 2 cars traveling in opposite directions each go 4 miles and make a right turn and travel 3 miles each. How many miles apart are they? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 278994: How long will it take to travel 1,501 miles by boat? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 279047: Two cars leave Denver at the same time and travel in opposite directions. One car travels 10 mi/h faster than the other car. The cars are 500 mi apart in 5 h. How fast is each car traveling? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 279165: Two cars leave the same town at the same time, traveling in the same direction. How long until the two cars are 120 apart if one car travels at 44 mph, and the other car travels at 60 mph? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)
 Question 279165: Two cars leave the same town at the same time, traveling in the same direction. How long until the two cars are 120 apart if one car travels at 44 mph, and the other car travels at 60 mph? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 279198: Maria is an avid marathon runner. She can run at a rate of 6 miles per hour. If Maria constantly runs at her rate, how many minutes will it take her to run 4.5 miles? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

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