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Question 350028: The speed of the freight train is 23 mph slower than that of a passenger train. The freight train travels 250 miles in the same time it takes the passenger train to travel 450 miles. Find the speed of the passenger train.
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Question 350071: A train leaves Perryville at 6:00 AM and travels east at a rate of 64 mph. As it reaches its destination, Granite City, a westbound train departs from Granite City for Perryville, traveling at a rate of 48 mph. How far is it from Perryville to Granite City by train if the westbound train gets to Perryville at 9:30 AM?
I tried making a chart and I know that one has to complete its trip before the other begins thus making two entire trips. Train 1 travels at 64 mph and Train 2 travels at 48 mph and they both complete the distance in 210 minutes. Distance=Rate*Time so the problem is essentially two problems with their answers added together (correct?) but the issue is what to use in the time box of my chart. Distance is blank and is RT with RT containing a variable. How do I find out what goes in the time box? how do I find the distance traveled by both trains and the time it took each train to complete the trip?
Thanks so much!!! :)
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Question 350283: Kesha drove from Buffalo to Syracuse at an average rate of 48 miles per hour. On the return trip along the same road she was able to travel at an average rate of 60 miles per hour. The trip from Buffalo to Syracuse took onehalf hour longer than the return trip. How long did the return trip take?
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Question 350435: Emily leaves home at 2:00 traveling 30 miles per hour. Sarah leaves 20 mins. later traveling at 36 miles per hour. At what time will they meet up.
I think it has something to do with t=r/d but the question does not give distance. I also tried at table 30t+36(t+20)= ____ but I don't know what to put in the blank. Please help me. Thank you for you time.
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Question 350497: First off, thanks for volunteering your time and expertise to help students; you are so valuable to us!
Two brothers , Bob and Charlie , live 450 miles apart. Starting at the same time they plan to drive until they meet. Bob averages 10 mph faster than Charlie who averages 50 mph. How long will it take them to meet?
Let t = time (in hours)
60(t) + 50(t) = 450
t = 4.09 hours
I have a very bad history with converting a word problem into a math problem, so I am not too confident in my solution.
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Question 350519: A man commutes to work a distance 35 miles and returns on the same route at the end of the day. His average rate on the return trip is 20 miles per hour faster than his average rate on the outgoing trip. write the total time, T, in hours, devoted to his out going and return trips as a function of his rate on the outgoing trip, x. Then find an interpret T(25)
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Question 350768: There are two vehicles leaving for the same destination. One vehicle is 1.5 miles away and is traveling at 30mph. The other is 2.5 miles away and is traveling at 40mph. Which arrives first and by how much time?
D=RxT.
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Question 350768: There are two vehicles leaving for the same destination. One vehicle is 1.5 miles away and is traveling at 30mph. The other is 2.5 miles away and is traveling at 40mph. Which arrives first and by how much time?
D=RxT.
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Question 350854: Dear sir,
Please help me with the following questions. I have solved one of them for which i wanted to know whether the logic used is correct or not. Is there any other way of solving it.
hope u will send the solutions at the earliest. Thank you.
1. An earthworm of length 15cm is crawling along at 2cm/s. An ant overtakes the worm in 5 seconds. How fast is the ant walking?
Ans. The speed of the ant is 15/5 =3 cm/s.
The earthworm is moving at the speed of 2 cm/s. Therefore, the speed of the ant will be 3 plus 2 = 5cm/s.
2. A car completes a journey at an average speed of 40km/h. At what speed must it travel on the return journey if the average speed for the complete journey (out and back) is 60km/hr?
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Question 283798: Mrs. Alan travels from home to work at 60 km per Hour (Km/h).
She returns along the same route. Her Average speed for the round trip is 72 km/h, What is her speed from work to homes, in km/h?
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Question 350851: Two seconds after firing a rifle at a target, the shooter hears the impact of the bullet. Sound travels at 1100 feet per second and the bullet at 1865 feet per second. Determine the distance to the target.
How do you set up that equation?
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Question 350961: A train traveled 80 miles from city A to city B and returned the same distance in a total time of 6 hours. If the train traveled 20 mph slower on the return trip, how fast did the train travel in each direction?
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Question 351013: A motorboat at full throttle takes two hours
longer to travel 75 miles against the current than it takes to
travel the same distance with the current. If the rate of the
current is 5 mph, then what is the speed of the boat at full
throttle in still water?
I have been working on this problem and I can't figure it out. I have to provide detailed soultions step by step
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Question 351103: A tourist bus travels 120 kilometers to its destination. The average speed returning is twice the average speed going and the time for a round trip is 5 hours. What is the average speed of the bus in going to its destination?
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