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 Question 314022: A train leaves the station traveling at 119 km/hr. Two hours later, a train leaves the station traveling in the opposite direction at 90 km/hr. How long after the second train left the station were they 420 km/hr apart? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 314019: biker A leaves town heading west at 15MPH. Six hours later biker B leaves town at 18MPH. How far from town does biker A get before she is caught by biker B? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 314090: On a recent trip, George traveled 300 miles. The number of miles of highway driving was 4 times the number of miles of city driving. If his car gets 20 miles to the gallon in city driving, and 30 miles to the gallon on the highway, how much gas did he use? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 314086: A plane flies 350 mi with the wind in the same time that it can fly 310 against the wind. The plane's speed is 165 mph in still air. Find the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 314060: The speed of rain A travels t10 miles slower than train B. Train A traveled 200 miles in the same time it took train B to go 250 miles. find the speed for train A and B. Is the formula for this d=k-r2? Or how would I figure this out. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 314120: A train that travels 100 kilometers in 4 hours is traveling at what average speed? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 314126: A building casts a 200ft long shadow. At the same time, your shadow is 5 feet long. You are 6 feet tall. How tall is the building? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314171: If I traveled 60 miles in 45 minutes, how fast was I driving? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 314213: how long in minutes would it take a car traveling at 45mph to get to 8 miles Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314227: A ball is thrown at an angle of 25 degrees with an initial velocity of 60 Ft/sec towards a 10 ft high wall that is 50 ft away. does the ball make it over the wall or not? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314193: Martine leaves home at 9 a.m., bicycling at a rate of 24 mi/hr. Two hours later, John leaves, driving at the rate of 48 mi/hr. At what time will John catch up with Martine? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 314167: Two cars leave town at the same time traveling in opposite directions. One car travels at a rate of 60 miles per hour. The other car travels at a rate of 70 miles per hour. How long will it take them to arrive at a point where they are 650 miles apart? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 314315: Two trains traveled in the opposite directions from the same starting point. The rate of one train was 20 km/h faster than the rate of the other. After 2 hours, they were 360km apart. Find the rate of each train and show your work. Thanks for you help Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 314348: If the car covers 390 miles in 6 hours, how long does it take to cover 520 miles? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)
 Question 314348: If the car covers 390 miles in 6 hours, how long does it take to cover 520 miles? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)
 Question 314348: If the car covers 390 miles in 6 hours, how long does it take to cover 520 miles? Click here to see answer by Jstrasner(106)

 Question 314421: Please help with this question. A water rocket is launched upward with an initial velocity of 48 ft/sec. It's height h, in ft after t seconds is given by h=48t-16t^2. After how many seconds will the rocket hit the ground? Please show all work necessary to arrive to the solution. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314426: a marine platoon went on a 20 mile hike that took 6 hours to complete. for the first 12 miles he hiked at a constant spped. FOR THE LAST 8 MILES HE INCREASED HIS SPEED BY 1 MPH, FIND THE SPPED OF THE PLATOON ON THE LAST PART OF HIS HIKE. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314447: If on a round trip you travel 6km and then arrive back home .what distance have you travelled? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 314457: one lap is 2.5 miles in length. and average speed car goes 190 mph. how long will it take to travel one lap? Click here to see answer by texttutoring(324)

 Question 314480: An airplane flying directly north at a constant rate, travels 550km in 3.5 hours. What is the velocity of the airplane? Click here to see answer by malaydassharma(59)

 Question 314471: An automobile travels from point A to point B at a speed of 40 km/h. How fast must it travel in the opposite direction to achieve an average speed of 50 km/h for the round trip? (A) 50 km/h (B) 58 km/h (C) 60 km/h (D) 66• km/h (E) Not enough Information Click here to see answer by malaydassharma(59)

 Question 314467: A stream flows from A to B, a distance of 30 km in 2 km/hr. and a man can go up and down in 8 hours. what is the rate of man in still water. Click here to see answer by malaydassharma(59)

 Question 314312: A marine platoon went on a 20 mile hike that took 6 hours to complete. for the first 12 miles the platoon hiked at a constant speed. For the last 8 miles he increased his speed by 1 mph. find the speed for the last part of the hike. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314519: A jogger jogs around a circular track with a diameter of 300 meters in 13 minutes. What was the joggers average speed in meters/second? Click here to see answer by eshomali(33)

 Question 314528: A group of college students, anxious to get to florida on spring break, drove the 650 mile trip with minimal stops. They computed their average speed for the trip to be 65.5 mi/hr. How many hours did the trip take? Click here to see answer by eshomali(33)
 Question 314528: A group of college students, anxious to get to florida on spring break, drove the 650 mile trip with minimal stops. They computed their average speed for the trip to be 65.5 mi/hr. How many hours did the trip take? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 314531: In the morning, May drove to an appointment at 50 mph. Her average speed on the return trip in the afternoon was 40 mph. The return trip took 1/5 hour longer. How far did she travel to the appointment? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 314514: At a track meet, a runner runs the 100 meter dash in 15 seconds. What was the runner's average speed? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 314570: A car travals a certian distance with a speed 50 klm/h and return with a speed of 40km/h, calculate the average? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 314566: How many hours does a car travel to cover a distance of 100 miles at an average rate of 50 mph? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 314565: Find the distance a train traveled at a speed of 80 mph for 2 hours. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 314574: If a plane travels 500miles per hour with wind and 400mile per hour against the wind, find the speed of the plane is stil air? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 314572: George and Ana are tri-athletes; while training for the bike leg George (the batter cyclist) gives Ana a 20 minute head start. If Ana cycles at 15 mph and George at 19 mph, how long before George catches Ana? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 314569: Melissa walked to school quickly at 2.5 mph. After school, she and her friend walked and talked all the way home at 1.5 mph and it took 1.5 hours. How long did it take her to walk to school? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 314653: If I ran at a speed of 2 miles an hour and ran for 5 1/2 minutes, how far did I run? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 314702: two planes leave an airport at 12:00 noon . If the east-bound plane flies at 560 mph and the west-bound plane flies at 500 mph, at what time will they be 2,000 miles apart ? so far i have. 560+500=2000 1060=2000 i don't know where to go from there Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 314691: Two trains traveled from opposite directions from the same starting point. The rate of one train was 20 km/h faster than the rate of the other. After 2 hrs, they were 360 km apart.Find the rate of each train. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 314571: Cy decided to go to his high school reunion in another city. He was able to hitch a ride with a friend and the journey took 10 hours averaging 55 mph. Cy needed to return home by plane. The trip took 1/6 of the time. What was the average speed of the plane? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 314729: a speedboat travels 5 miles at 30 miles per hour, then 1 hour at 48 miles per hour. what was the boats average speed for the 6 mile trip? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 314729: a speedboat travels 5 miles at 30 miles per hour, then 1 hour at 48 miles per hour. what was the boats average speed for the 6 mile trip? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 314775: A train travels through the mountains at an average speed of 35 miles per hour. It then continues on flat land at an average speed of 85 miles per hour. If the entire trip covers 1200 miles and each leg of the trip takes the same number of hours, how many miles is each leg? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 314844: If it takes billy 2 hours ad 10minutes at a steady speed of 70 miles per hour to drive from mobile,alabama to new orleans,louisiana, how many miles would he have driven? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 314832: A car have a velocity 72km in 10 second after starting from rest, find acceleration an the average velocity the distance traveled Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314931: It is a 170 miles from bruce house to the city where his brother lives. On his last trip to visit his brother, he drove for two hours at 55 miles per hour. The he come to some very bad road construction. The rest of the trip too two hours. How many miles per hour did Bruce drive for the rest of the trip? Click here to see answer by malaydassharma(59)

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