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 Question 359492: one airplane pilot flew 270 miles per hour to her destination. On her return trip, she flew at 360 miles per hour. Her total flying time was 7 hours. How far was it from one airport to another? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359532: At the beginning of the walk, robert and juan are 5.5 miles apart. If they leave at the same time and walk in the same direction, robert overtakes juan in 11 hours. If they walk towrds eachother, they meet in 1 hour. What are their speeds? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359531: Arlington and Vernonville are 144 miles apart. A car leaves Arlington traveling towards veronville, and another car leaves veronville at the same time, traveling towards Arlington. The car leaving Arlington averages 10 miles per hour more than the other, and they meet after 1 hour and 36 minutes. What are the average speeds of the drivers? The car leaving Arlington averages mph? The car leaving Veronville averages mph? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359528: A truck drivers 12km east in 20 minutes and then drives 4 km north in 10 minutes. What is the average velocity of the truck for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359536: If a plane can travel 470 miles per hour with the wind and 410 miles per hour against the wind, find the speed of the plane in the still air? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359516: two airplanes begin 1000 miles apart and fly along lines that intersect at right angles one plane flies an average of 100 miles per hour faster than the other. if the planes meet after 2 hours how fast do the airplanes fly? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359367: A motorist travels 90 miles at a rate of 20 miles per hour. If he returns the same distance at an average rate of 40 miles per hour, what is his average speed for the entire trip, in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15659)

 Question 359584: if a plane flew 720 miles in 2.5 hours. how fast was the plane going Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 359567: A boat cruises 36 miles against a 3mph current and 36 miles back against the same current. The round trip takes 5 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359562: one airplane travelling at 500 miles per hour, a second airplane leaves 30 minutes later travelling at 600 miles per hour, how long before the second airplane overtakes the first airplane? Both airplanes are going in the same direction, same height and same wind speed. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 359647: At 3 P.M. a freight train leaves Chicago traveling at 40 miles per hour. At 7pm, a passenger train leaves the same station traveling in the same direction at 60 miles per hour. How long will it take the passenger train to overtake the Freight train? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 359626: allen has ridden 12 miles on his bronco in only 15 minutes. what is his speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 359662: A bus and a car leave from the same city traveling in opposite directions. The bus leaves 2 hours before the car does. The bus travels at a steady speed of 50 mph while the car travels at 70 mph. After how many hours will the bus and car be 800 miles apart? If h represents the number of hours the bus travels, then which of the following expressions represents the number of miles the car travels? 70(h + 2) 70(h - 2) 70h Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 359711: How many feet does it take to stop an empty 1/2 ton pickup truck traveling at 55 mph? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 359546: Jim and John drive from point A to point B in separate cars. Jim leaves at 6 am and arrives at 4 pm. John leaves at 10 am and arrives at 3 pm. Assume both men drive at constant speeds. Find when John catches up with Jim Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15659)

 Question 359623: A Car travels 240 mi. A second car, traveling 12 mph faster than the first, makes the same trip in 1 hour less time. Find the speed of each car Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15659)

 Question 359868: Chris's average speed for a 6 hour trip was 70mi/h. for the first 4 hours, Chris drove at 62 mi/hr. What was his average speed for his last 2 hours of his trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15659)

 Question 359911: If Jaden is walking at a speed of 2 meters per second, and Ben is walking at a speed of 2.5 meters per second, and they live 20 meters away from each other, how many seconds will it take for them to meet. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359894: The speed of a boat in still water is 15 mi/hr. If the boat travels 8 miles downstream in the same time it takes it to travel 4 miles upstream, what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 360014: A train leaves a city heading west and travels at 50 miles per hour. Three hours later, a second train leaves from the same place and travels in the same direction at 65 miles per hour. How long will it take for the second train to overtake the first train? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360000: A boat took 2 hours to travel a certain distance upstream against a 3 km/h current. Returning downstream with the same current, the boat traveled an additional 2 km in 1 hour and 20 minutes. What was the boat's speed? How far did the boat go upstream? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 359990: A Riverboat Cruise Line boat travels 8 mi upstream and 8 mi downstream. The total time for both parts of the trip is 3 hr. The speed of the stream is 2 mph. What is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360056: You run at 6 mph. Your Dad leaves 15 min after you and runs at 9 mph. How long before he catches you? How far have each of you run? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360058: Your aunt leaves 45 minutes before you and drives at 60 mph. You want to catch her in 4 hours. How fast do you need to drive? How far will you drive? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)
 Question 360058: Your aunt leaves 45 minutes before you and drives at 60 mph. You want to catch her in 4 hours. How fast do you need to drive? How far will you drive? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360064: A boat travels uptream. It takes him 1.2 hrs to reach his destination. The return trip to starting point takes .9 hours. He is traveling 5mph faster going downstream. How fast does the boat travel going upstream? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360063: A boat travels up river in 1.2 hours and down river in .9 hours. The boat travels 5 mph faster down river than up river. What speed is the boat traveling up and down river? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360010: Mr. Anders and Ms. Rich each drove home from a business meeting. Mr. Anders traveled east at 100 kilometers per hour and Ms. Rich traveled west at 80 kilometers per house. In how many hours were they 100 kilometers apart? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360006: Sue is traveling 50 miles to an appointment she has to be to in 1 hour. After the first 30 miles she realizes she isn't going to make it and increases her speed by 15mph to get there on time. What was her speed for the first 30 miles? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360094: Chuck rides 3 hours total on a bicycle trip into the country and back. He rode out at the rate of 16 mph and returned at the rate of 24 mph. How far into the country did Chuck ride (round to the nearest hundredth)? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360108: One car travels 40 km/hr faster than another. While one travels 150 km, the other goes 350 km. Find the speed of the slower car Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360183: A freight train and an express train leave towns 390km apart, traveling toward one another. The freight train travels 30km per hr slower than the express train. They pass one another 3 hr later. What are their speeds? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 360142: a car averages 28.7 miles per. gallon. how many gallons does it use on a trip 501.5 miles round to the nearest tenth. Click here to see answer by Griffinsdad06(8)

 Question 360184: Traveling for 3hr into a steady head wind, a plane flies 1650 mi. The pilot determines that flying with the same wind for 2hr, he could make a trip of 1300mi. Find the speed of the plane and the speed of the wind. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 360230: Mountain view Gifts is experiencing constant growth. They recorded a total of \$250,000 in sales in 2003 and \$285,000 sales in 2008. What will their sales be in 2011? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 360260: I can't remember how to do these? I know it's rate times time = distance, but I come up with 54mph, is this right? A twin-engined aircraft can fly 648 miles from city A to B in 3 hours with the wind and make the return trip in 6 hours against the wind. What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)
 Question 360260: I can't remember how to do these? I know it's rate times time = distance, but I come up with 54mph, is this right? A twin-engined aircraft can fly 648 miles from city A to B in 3 hours with the wind and make the return trip in 6 hours against the wind. What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360226: A certain aircraft can fly 1190 miles with the wind in 5 hours and travel the same distance against the wind in 7 hours. What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360209: Greg rides his bike 15 miles in the same amount of time glen rides his bike 21 miles. Glen is traveling 12mph faster than Greg. What if gregs speed? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360345: Jim and John drive from point A to point B separate cars. Jim leaves at 6 am and arrives at 4 pm. John leaves at 10 am and arrives at 3 pm. Assume both men drive at constant speeds. Find when John catches up with Jim. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 360337: In a diagram, a man is in a rowboat at point A, which is located 3 miles from point B, the closest point to A on a straight shoreline. The man needs to get to point C, on the same shoreline, 10 miles from B. If the man travels on water at a rate of 1/2 miles per hour and travels on land at a rate of 3/2 miles per hour, where should he land the boat in order to arrive at point C in the SHORTEST amount of time? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15659)

 Question 360570: How long does it take to travel from point A to point B, a distance of 25 miles travelling at 70 miles per hour and travelling the same distance at 90 miles per hour. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 360591: Bill runs 5 miles then walks 1 mile. He runs 6 mph faster than he walks. If his total time yesterday was 45 minutes. how fast did he run? I tried many different things: I know I need to use d=rt somehow. I believe his run rate is 5/x+6 and his walk rate is 1/x. I have tried 5/x+6 + 1/x = 6 and also setting it equal to 45, but not getting the correct answer (x=4). Thanks in advance for your assistance. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 360589: a freight train leaves the station traveling at 30mi/hr. one hour later, a passenger train leaves the same station on a parallel track traveling at 60mi/hr. how far from the station does the passenger train overtake the freight train? Click here to see answer by rfer(12666)

 Question 360595: aircraft travels 864 miles with the wind in 4 hours and the same distance against the wind in 6 hours. What is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

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