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 Question 339071: A car is traveling at a constant speed of 40 miles per hour. How long does it take the car to travel 2 miles? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 339094: if a car is traveling 50 mph how far could it go in 5 hours Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 339203: an oil tanker can be emptied by the main pump in four hours. an auxilary pump can empty the tanker in 9 hours. If the main pump started at 9a.m., when should the auxiliary pump be started so the tanker is emptied by noon? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 339203: an oil tanker can be emptied by the main pump in four hours. an auxilary pump can empty the tanker in 9 hours. If the main pump started at 9a.m., when should the auxiliary pump be started so the tanker is emptied by noon? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 339250: Two cars leave town at the same time going in the same direction. One travels at 50 mph and the other travels as 70 mph. In how many hours will they 60 mi apart? Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 339325: what speed would a car have to travel and how far would it take it to catch it traveling at 90 klm Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 339352: A runs around a circular track in one minute. If A and B start from the same place but in opposite directions, how fast must B run in order to meet A in 20 seconds? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 339450: A sailboat travels a distance of 1600 km in 24 hours. what was its speed? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 339452: what distance will a car traveling at a speed of 50 km/hr cover in 0.25 hr? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 339486: Two boats leave a port at the same time, one traveling north and the other traveling south. The northbound boat travels 12mph faster than the southbound boat. If the southbound boat is traveling at 25mph, how long before they are 124 miles apart? The answer should be in hours, either using an integer or decimals. I know I need to use the distance rate time equation i just cant figure out how to set it up correctly. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 339507: You leave your house to visit your cousin in galveston 61 miles away you drive at 55 mph. your cousin doesn't know your coming to visit so exactly 22 mintues after you leave they galveston driving to houston to visit! how long after your cousin leaves will pass each other on the road? how many miles will you be from your house? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15745)

 Question 339630: The Gibson family drove a total of 540 miles in two days. On Tuesday they drove twice as many miles. How many miles did they drive on Monday? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 339678: On the blueprint of a house, 45 millimeters represents 8 meters. The actual length of the living room is 10 meters. What is its length on the blueprint? Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 339693: A bicyclist, traveling at 22 miles per hour, rides a total of 44 miles. how much time (in hours) did it take? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 339771: the square of a half of a number diminished by twice the number is equal to 5. find the number. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 339773: two cars leave at the same time from towns that are 180 miles apart traveling toward each other. one car travels 10 miles per hour faster than the other. they meet each other after 2 hours. find the speed of the fastest car. What equation would I use? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 339812: A driver who drives at a speed of r mph for t hr will travel a distance d mi given by d = rt mi. How far will a driver travel at a speed of 60 mph for 5 hr? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 338981: Two cars leave towns kilometers apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One car's rate is kilometers per hour less than the other's. If they meet in hours, what is the rate of the slower car? Do not do any rounding. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 339836: Two cars are approaching an intersection. One is 3 miles South of the intersection and is moving at a constant speed of 40 mph. At the same time, the other car is 4 miles East of the intersection and is moving at a constant speed of 50 mph. Express the distance d between the cars as a function of time t. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 339836: Two cars are approaching an intersection. One is 3 miles South of the intersection and is moving at a constant speed of 40 mph. At the same time, the other car is 4 miles East of the intersection and is moving at a constant speed of 50 mph. Express the distance d between the cars as a function of time t. Click here to see answer by jrfrunner(365)

 Question 339834: an object is dropped from an initial height of x feet. the objects height at any time t. on seconds , is given by h=-16t^2+s. How long does it take for an object dropped from 300 feet to hit the ground ? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)
 Question 339834: an object is dropped from an initial height of x feet. the objects height at any time t. on seconds , is given by h=-16t^2+s. How long does it take for an object dropped from 300 feet to hit the ground ? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

 Question 339858: A truck enters a highway driving 60 mph. A car enters the highway at the same place 8 minutes later and drives 75 mph in the same direction. From the time the car enters the highway, how long will it take the car to pass the truck? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

 Question 338982: Please help me solve this word problem: The weights of the boxes of animal crackers coming off an assembly line differ slightly and form a normal distribution whose mean is 9.8 ounces and whose standard deviation is 0.6 ounces. Determine the number of boxes of animal crackers in a shipment of 5,000 boxes that are expected to weigh more than 11 ounces. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 339529: NASA is testing two rockets the first one leaves at 600m/s the second one leaves 12 seconds later at 950m/s when does 2 catch 1??? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 340014: if you travel for 1 hour at 10 miles per hour and for 2 hours at 25 miles per hour,what is your average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 340010: The water in the buffalo River flows at an average speed of 5 km/hr/ If you decide to canoe down the river a distance of 16 km, how many hours and minutes will it take? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 340053: Joe can ride his bike at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour. How far can he ride his bike in one minute. Click here to see answer by jrfrunner(365)

 Question 339755: A pilot picks up mail at a remote village and returns to home base in 4 hours. If his average speed going is 150mph and the average speed returning is 100mph, how far is home base from the village? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15745)

 Question 340125: 2 trains left nyc, 1 going south at 60mph while the other traveling north at 80mph. they departured at 2:00pm. at what time will they be 490 miles apart? Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 340165: how long would it take to do 2.5 miles going 190 mph? Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)
 Question 340165: how long would it take to do 2.5 miles going 190 mph? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 340230: The distance traveled when you travel 11 hours at the average speed of r miles per hour Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 340246: Shawn evaluated the algebraic expression x divided 4 for x = 12 and gave an answer of 8. what was his error? what is the correct answer? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 340250: John and Karen went to a family reunion. Karen left on Saturday morning traveling 22 miles/hour. John left on Saturday afternoon traveling 55 miles/hour. John traveled 3 hours less than karen. How far did they travel? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 340249: if two cars traveling the same direction and car one is going 82mph and car two is going 88mph how long does it take for car two to pass car one? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 340257: If a horse runs at 47.5 mph, how long will it take to run 1/4 mile? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 340285: two planes which are 1860 miles apart travel toward each other. their speeds difer by 70mph. if they pass each other in 3 hours what are their speeds? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 340311: This is just an example name: If Francine travelled 1445km at 100km per hour then how long would it take to reach 1445km? Please explain easily because I am only in Year 6 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 340327: a freight train leaves the depot traveling at 11mph. A second freight train leaves the same depot an hour later and catches the first train after 5 hours. How far away are the two trains from the depot? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 338228: 1. if it takes john 900 seconds to run 1 mile then he is running at a rate of 4 mph. show work 2. Three consecutive odd counting numbers have the property that the sum of the largest and twice the smallest is 64. what is the middle number. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 340417: Eric is piloting a hot air balloon and drifted 12 miles north,,9 miles west,22 miles south, 3 miles east, and 5 miles south.How many miles does Eric need to turn N,E,S,W to return back to his landing site? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 340440: at 45 mph, how long will it take to go 6 miles Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 340445: if you are driving 45 mph, how many minutes will it take you to go 4.8 miles Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

 Question 340450: one bus average of 55 mi/h and the other bus average from 45 mi/h in different directions. When will they be 400 miles apart? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

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