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 Question 352467: An airplane flies from New Orleans to Atlanta at a rate of 320 miles per hour. The airplane then returns at an average rate of 280 miles per hour. The total travel time is 3 hours. write and solve an equation to find the flying time from New Orleans to Atlanta Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 352503: Car A is going 78 mph and is 500 feet behind car B going 60 mph-how long will it take Car A to catch Car B? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 352564: A bus travelled 150 miles at a certain speed. If the bus went 10 miles faster, travel time will be decreased by 30 minutes. What is the speed of the bus? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 352564: A bus travelled 150 miles at a certain speed. If the bus went 10 miles faster, travel time will be decreased by 30 minutes. What is the speed of the bus? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 352575: A train leaves the station heading west on the tracks. It takes the train 8 seconds to reach 80 miles per hour. It completes the entire 160 mile trip in two hours. Calculate the train's average speed and velocity over the two hour trip Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 351957: torque left home on his bicycle at 9:00 am traveling at an average rate of 12 mph. at noon, torque's brother set out after him on a motorcycle, following the same route, averaging the 39 mph. How far had torque traveled when his brother caught up? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 351959: Karina rode her bike up a mountain trail at an average speed of 4 mph. then she rode back down the trail at an average speed of 20 mph. the entire trip took 3 hours. how far up the mountain did Karina go? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 352655: if Linda takes 10 minutes to jog 1 mile, what is her speed in miles per hour? divide 4/5 by 2/3? Subtract 5 2/3 from 8/ 1/4 what is the LCM of 12 and 18? for a class picnic, the following wraps were made, 8 ham, 8 veggie, 15 turkey, and 19 tuna. What percent of wraps are turkey? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 352675: Find the cost per ounce of a sunscreen made from 100oz of a lotion that costs \$2.50 per ounce and 50 oz of a lotion that costs \$4.00 per ounce. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 352673: a passenger train leaves a train depot 2 hours after a freight train leaves the same depot. The freight train is traveling 20 mph slower than the passenger train. Find the rate of train if the passenger train overtakes the freight train in 3 hours. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 352686: dave travelled a distance of 350 miles in 5 hours and 40 minutes, what was his average speed? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 352701: A turtle is moving in a straight line at a steady speed of 24 cm/sec for 2 hours. How far did the turtle travel? Click here to see answer by sofiyac(695)

 Question 352700: A bicyclist, traveling at 24 miles per hour, rides a total of 62 miles. How much time did it take? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 352754: it takes mark 3 1/2 mins. to run the 1/2 mile to school. how many feet per second is he going? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 352494: If a car travels 36 miles per gallon of fuel (in other words the car does 36 mpg), how many kilometers does it travel per liter of fuel? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 352610: A man can row downstream 18 km at the same time that he can row 10 km upstream. What is the rate of the current if he can row 4 kilometers per hour in still water? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 352670: A military helicopter traveling directly into a strong headwind was able to travel 450 mi in 2.5 h. The return trip now with tailwind took 1 h 40 min. Find the speed of the helicopter in calm air and the rate of the wind. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 352959: the bus to washington has traveled 5/6 of the way there. if it has traveled 80 miles, how much farther does it have to go? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 352972: A private airplane leaves Midway Airport and flies due east at a speed of 180km/h. Two hours later, a jet leaves Midway Airport and flies due east at a speed of 900km/h. How far from the airport will the jet overtake the private plane? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 352976: I am having a tough time with this question. two cars start at points 235 miles apart and drive twords each other. one cars starts at 10:00am and travles 5 mph slower than the car that leaves at 10:30. they meet at 12 noon. find the adverage speed of both cars. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 353140: My car accelerates 0-60mph in 7.4 seconds. likewise, it accelerates 0-100mph in 22.8 seconds. I need to ASAP figure out: from standstill- if i drive a 700 foot distance, how long will it take me? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 353143: I am asking my previous question a different way because this is what I am trying to get at/figure out: My car accelerates 0-60mph in 7.4seconds; 0-100mph in 22.8 seconds. (1) How much ground will I cover in 7.4 seconds? (2) If I "gun it" from standstill up to 85MPH, how long will it take AND how much ground will i cover? (3) can I possibly achieve a speed of 85MPH within a distance of 700 feet?? I want to prove that, from my starting point to where a cop claims to have radared me (700 feet away), i could not have possibly gotten my car up to a speed of 85MPH. thanks a million!! Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 353200: A car and truck leave an intersection at the same time. The car heads ddue north at 55 mph and the truck heads due west at 50 mph. Find their distance apart at the end of four hours. Assume that both the car and truck maintain their speeds for the entire time. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 353264: Eric traveled the last 180 miles of the trip at 45 miles per hour. The entire trip covered 380 miles and took 9 hours. What was his rate for the first 200 miles? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 353279: 2 trains 360 miles apart, their speeds differ by 20mph. What speed is each train traveling for them to meet in three hours. Need to know how to set this up thanks Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 353324: A woman was 12 feet from a car and walked toward it, reaching it after 4 seconds. How many feet did the woman walk in all? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 353518: a plane flying with the wind flew 460 miles in 2 hours. flying against the same wind, the same plane flew 340 miles in 2 hours. find the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 353613: Two cars start at the same spot. The red car travels east at 40mph and the blue car travels west at 50 mph. How long will it be until the two cars are 225 miles apart? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 353611: Two planes leave an airport, one goes north at 500mph, the other south at 600mph. How far apart will the planes be in two hours? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 353612: At 9am Rob leaves his house traveling 60mph, Sue leaves the same house 15minutes later traveling 65mph. At what time will Sue catch up to Rob? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 353635: One train runs 90% of the time and goes 55 mph any time it runs (no acceleration lag time) Another train runs 10% of the time. How fast does this train have to go (mph) to exceed the distance of the other train? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 344581: Choose the best answer to the following question. If 32% of R is 48, what is R% of 48? Click here to see answer by jahandkeh(1)

 Question 353675: A boat traveled 208 miles downstream and back. The trip downstream took 8 hours. The trip back took 26 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water? What is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)
 Question 353675: A boat traveled 208 miles downstream and back. The trip downstream took 8 hours. The trip back took 26 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water? What is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 353736: Two cars leave towns 800 kilometers apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One car's rate is 18 kilometers per hour less than the other's. If they meet in 5 hours, what is the rate of the slower car? Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 353719: After walking a distance of 6 miles at a certain rate, a man decided to increase his rate per hour by 1 mile and walked 5 miles farther. Had he walked the entire distance of 11 miles at his former rate, his time would have been 15 minutes longer. Find his former rate. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 353760: How far upstream can a canoer travel at 8 mi/hr and still return downstream at 12mi/hr in a total of 4 hours? Let t = the time to travel upstream. 4-t = the time to travel downstream. Ideal for equation: Distance traveled upstream = Distance traveled downstream Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 353767: TWO CARS LEAVE AN INTERSECTION AT THE SAME TIME. ONE TRAVELS NORTH AND THE OTHER HEADS SOUTH TRAVELING 10MPH FASTER. AFTER ONE HOUR, THEY ARE 50 MILES APART. WHAT WERE THEIR SPEEDS? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 353776: Carlo starts out in his car traveling at 48 kilometers per hour. Two hours later, Paolo stars out from the same place at 60 kilometers per hour to overtake Carlo. In how many hours will Paulo overtake Carlo? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 353774: Two men start driving toward each other at the same time from points 816 km apart. If they travel at 64 kilometers per hour and 72 kilometers per hour, respectively, in how many hours will they meet? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 353603: A young woman decides to drive to her Grandma's house, which is 120 miles away. Because she's not particularly eager to get there, she gets on the highway and sets the cruise control for 40 miles an hour. She drives 120 miles to Grandma's house. Her new car has a little computer that tells her that her average speed is 40 miles an hour. When she gets there, she talks to Grandma and high tails it out of there; she's eager to get home. She sets the cruise control for 60 miles an hour. She travels the same road and the same 120 miles. When she gets home, she does a little figuring. She says, "I drove 120 miles up, 120 miles back, or 240 miles. I drove 40 miles an hour up, and 60 miles an hour back, so my average speed was 50 miles an hour, and it should have taken me 4.8 hours. But it took me 5 hours!" I understand that its because: trip A= distance 120/40 speed= 3 hours and trip B= distance 120/60 speed= 2 hours therefore 3 hours + 2 hours = 5 hours and Full trip= distance 240/50 total average speed= 4.8 hours but how is that so? How is it that when you average it you get a different answer? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 353775: Noel and Joey start from two points which are 590 km apart and travel toward each other. The latter travel at 64 kilometers per hour less than two times the rate of the former. Find their rates if they meet in 5 hours. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 353815: Two cars start from the same place and travel in opposite directions. One runs at an average rate of 24 kilometers per hour faster than the other. Find their rates if after 6 hours, they are 702 km apart. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 353812: Two trains start from the same station and run at an opposite directions at an average rate of 64 kilometers per hour and 86 kilometers per hour, respectively. In how many hours will they be 225 kilometer apart? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

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