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 Question 356940: calculate the average speed for driving 60 mph for 100 miles first, then flying 360 mph for 400 miles. Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 356918: A boat can travel 45 mph in still water. If it travels 200 miles with the current in the same length of time it travels 160 against the current,what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 356862: Rachael runs 2 km to her bus stop and then rides 4.5 kms to school. On average the bus is 45 km/hr faster than Racheal's average running speed. If the entire trip takes 25mins,how fast does Racheal run? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 356983: A small plane flies from Big Lake to Pine city everyday, with a 30min layover in Summerville. The distance between BL and Summerville is 575mi, the distance between Summerville and Pine city is 325mi. If the plane flies at an average speed of 200mph, how long does the whole trip (including any stops) from BL to Pine city take? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357003: John drives from point A to point B at a constant speed. On his way back, he drives 20% faster and spends 12 minutes less. How much time does he spend on the round trip? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 357003: John drives from point A to point B at a constant speed. On his way back, he drives 20% faster and spends 12 minutes less. How much time does he spend on the round trip? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 357018: Tom drives 60 kilometers in 2 hours. What is his speed in km/h? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357081: The fastest moving insect is the large tropical cockroach. It scurries at speeds of up to 2.3 feet per second. Now write an equation that represents how many miles a roach can travel in 1.5 hours. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57424)

 Question 357075: At precisely noon, one plane leaves New York, heading for Orlando, and another leaves Orlando, heading for New York. The distance from New York to Orlando is 1300 mi. The plane from New York flies at 450 mph and the Orlando plane flies at 490 mph. When will the planes be 125 mi apart? And this is what I got: 450x+490x=125 940x=125 x=125/940 x=25/188 <-I'm stuck at right here. Thank you in advance!! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 357051: eric plans to compete in a triathlon. he can average 2 miles per hour in the 1/4-mile swim and 6 miles per hour in the 3-mile run. his goal is to finish the triathlon in 2 hours. to accomplish his goal what must his average speed, in miles per hour, be for the 15-mile bicycle ride? the possible answers are: (1) 120/11 (2) 11 (3) 56/5 (4) 45/4 (5) 12 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 357158: At Johnson Middle school, 170 students buy 3 ring binders from school store. This number has been increasing at a rate of about 25 per year. The number of students buying 2 ring binders is 300 and has been decreasing at a rate of about 15 per year. At these rates, when will the number of 2 ring binders sold be half the number of 3 ring binders sold? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 357158: At Johnson Middle school, 170 students buy 3 ring binders from school store. This number has been increasing at a rate of about 25 per year. The number of students buying 2 ring binders is 300 and has been decreasing at a rate of about 15 per year. At these rates, when will the number of 2 ring binders sold be half the number of 3 ring binders sold? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57424)

 Question 357155: The winning race at the Daytona 500 auto race in 2000 was about 200 mph. The winning speed in 1995 was 150 mph. Approximately how many hours longer was the race in 2000 than in 1995. The total distance of the race is 500 miles. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 357232: if a bus is traveling 60mph, how long will it take to reach dc from nyc Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357299: Bob walks from point A to point B at 6 miles per hour and back at 8 miles per hour.What is his average speed Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 357293: A pilot flew a jet from Montreal to Los Angeles, a distance of 2000mi. on the return trip the average speed was 20% faster than the but-bound speed. The round-trip look 9h to 10 min. what was the speed from Montreal to Los Angeles Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357288: Hey Im really struggling with my math problems a motor cyclist makes a trip of 500km. If he had increased his speed by 10 km/h, he could have covered 600km in the same time. What was his original speed? I need the steps Thank you Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357287: A boy cycles from his house to a friend's house at 20 km/h and home again 25km/h. If his round trip takes 9/10 of an hour, how far is it to his friend's house? I need the working out steps thank you Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357286: Hey, I really need help in this question: Joe can run twice as fast as Pete. They start at the same point and run in opposite direction for 40 minutes. The distance between them is now 16km. How fast does Joe run? I need the working out steps thanks Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357285: Hey, I really need help it this question: A car leaves a country town at 60km per hour. Two hours later, a second car leaves town; it catches the first car after 5 more hours. Find the speed of the second car. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 357316: some guy rowed 18 miles down the delaware river in two hours but the return trip took him four and a half hours find the rate this guy can row in still water and find the rate of the current Let X = rate guy can row in still water Let Y = rate of current D = r . T Down stream x plus y upstream x - y Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 357289: I need help in these two questions I also want the working out steps 1) Normally I drive to work at 60km/h. If I drive at 72km/h I cut 8 minutes off my time for the trip. What distance do I travel? 2) My moto boat normally travels at 24km/h in still water. One day I travelled 36 km against a constant current in a river. if i had travelled with the current, I would have travelled 48km in the same time. How fast was the current? thank you Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 357468: Maria drove from Chicago, Illinois, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a distance of 90 miles, at a mean speed of 65 miles per hour. On her return trip, the traffic was much heavier, and her mean speed was 42 miles per hour. Find Maria's mean speed for the round trip. HINT: Divide the total distance by the total time. (Round the answer to one decimal place.) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 357537: If i was doing 30mph on my motorbike how long would it take me to travel 25 miles? Thanks Steve Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 357606: Scott noted that the fast freight train left at noon and arrived there at 6 p.m. The next day he realized that the slow freight had made the same trip in 8 hours. What was the speed of the slow freight if the speed of the fast freight was 60 miles per hour? Click here to see answer by neatmath(300)

 Question 357640: i need help with a figureing out how to solve, A bus travels at a constant speed of 80kmh how far does it travel in 45minutes? i no its 60km but how does the it work if u change up the speed and and the time Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)
 Question 357640: i need help with a figureing out how to solve, A bus travels at a constant speed of 80kmh how far does it travel in 45minutes? i no its 60km but how does the it work if u change up the speed and and the time Click here to see answer by stanbon(57424)

 Question 357515: Please help with: You and your friend are each driving 379 miles from LA to San. Fran. Your friend leaves first, driving 52 mph. She is 32 miles from LA when you leave, driving 60 mph. How far does each of you drive before you are side by side? Thank you! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 357658: A bus traveled 180 miles. If weather conditions had been better, it could have driven 5 miles an hour faster and completed the trip in 30 minutes less time. How fast did the bus travel? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57424)
 Question 357658: A bus traveled 180 miles. If weather conditions had been better, it could have driven 5 miles an hour faster and completed the trip in 30 minutes less time. How fast did the bus travel? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 357679: What is the average speed of a truck that makes a 285-mile trip in 5.0 hours? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357698: Please Im not really sure how to solve this problem on my Algebra Homework. Answer ASAP. Thank you :DD A Plane travels 540 miles in 90 minutes. What is the speed of the plane in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)

 Question 357702: This was a second problem on my Algebra Homework. A very fast man can run 100 yards in 10 seconds. What is the mans speed in miles per hour, rounded to the nearest mile per hour? Thank You sooo much :)) Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)

 Question 357722: please help me solve this equation: 2 planes which are 1,220 miles apart fly towards eachother, their speeds differ by 60 mph. If they each pass eachother in 2 hours, what is the speed of each plane? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 357722: please help me solve this equation: 2 planes which are 1,220 miles apart fly towards eachother, their speeds differ by 60 mph. If they each pass eachother in 2 hours, what is the speed of each plane? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357748: a train leaves Danville union and travels north at a speed of 75 km/h. three hours later, an express train leaves on a parallel track and travels north at 120 km/h. how far from the station will they meet? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357810: Maria drove from Chicago, Illinois, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a distance of 90 miles, at a mean speed of 55 miles per hour. On her return trip, the traffic was much heavier, and her mean speed was 40 miles per hour. Find Maria's mean speed for the round trip. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357813: If a snail is traveling at a rate of 1 inch per minute, how many miles per hour is the snail traveling? I know that 1 inch per minute = 60 minutes per hour and that there are 63,360 inches in a mile, but I have no idea what the formula is to figure the answer! Thank you for your help, Eli Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 357853: 2 cars leave the same place going opposite directions. One is going 80 kilometers per hour and one is going 96 kilometers per hour. How long will it take for them to have traveled 528 kilometers? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 357876: A car leaves a place going at 55 mph. A second car leaves the same place 2 hours later going 60 mph. When will the second car catch up with the first? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 357877: if a cyclist travels 14 miles per hour for 3 hours how far will she go Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 357816: Tom drives 500 miles on the first day. On the second day, he drives twice as long and his average speed is 4/5 of that on the first day. How long does he drive on the second day? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 357962: Drivers A and B are 50 mi apart, and they plan to meet at 7 P.M. at a point between them that is 30 mi from A. Both drive at 50 mph. What time should each driver start out? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 357959: Frank drove 100 mi. For the first 55 mi he averaged 50 mph, and for the last 45 mi he averaged 30 mph. What was his average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 357965: Marna's house is 22 miles from where she works. Each morning, she jogs at a rate of 6 mph to a bus stop and then completes the trip on a bus that averages 30 mph. If the entire trip takes 1 hour, how much time does Marna spend jogging? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8922)

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