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 Question 360619: train a is traveling at 60 mph and passes the train station at 2:10 pm. Train b is traveling at 80mph and passes the station at 2:22 pm. What time will train b catch up to train a? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 360699: IT takes the same amount of time for a boat on the river to go downstream 15 miles as it does to go upstream 9 miles. If the river current is 5mph what is the speed of the bat in still water? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 360732: saratoga and new york are 180 miles apart. A truck traveled from new york toward saratoga at the rate of 65 miles per hour. Another truck traveled from saratoga toward new york at the rate of 55mph. How many miles did each travel before they met? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 360906: A would takes 6 hours to paint a wall working alone. B takes 4 hours. C 3 hours A starts painting at noon, at 1.00 pm B joins him, C at 1.30 pm. At what time do they finish the painting ? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 360905: Nico drives from school to the store at 25 miles per hour. He drives back to school (along the same route) at 35 miles per hour, and then returns to the store (via the same route) traveling at 40 miles per hour. Find his average rate for the three trips. Round your answer to the nearest mile per hour. Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 361015: Two friends live 60 miles apart. The decide to ride their bikes to meet each other. Friend 1 rides at 21 mph. Friend 2 rides at 15 mph. They leave at the same time. How long will it take them to meet and how far did each one ride? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 361015: Two friends live 60 miles apart. The decide to ride their bikes to meet each other. Friend 1 rides at 21 mph. Friend 2 rides at 15 mph. They leave at the same time. How long will it take them to meet and how far did each one ride? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)

 Question 360908: Horribly annoying problem I absolutely do not understand how to solve, though I know it should be terribly obvious: Reggie rode his tractor from his home to the agricultural exhibit and then walked back home along the same route. His average speed was 8 km/h while riding and 5 km/h while walking. How far is it from his home to the exhibit if his traveling time totaled 78 minutes? I know the minute I see how to do it correctly I'm going to slap myself on the head, but I've tried tons of different formulas and equations and all that jazz and nothing's working! I know what the answer is(looked in the back of the book to check--my first answer was 6 km/h but the answer is 4.5) but don't know how to get there and need help! Thanks, ~IW4D Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 361111: the speed of a train a goes 10mph slower then the speed of train b train a traveles 210 miles and train b traveles 260 miles find the speed of the trains? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 361169: John drives from point A to B at speed of x miles per hour. On his way back, his speed is 10% faster. Which expression is his speed back? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 361151: An express train and a local train leave Xanadu at 3p.m. and head for Nirvana 50 miles away. The express travels twice as fast as the local and arrives an hour ahead of the local. What is the speed of each train? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 361177: a train whose speed is 75 mph, takes three minutes to pass a car that is going 60 mph in the same direction. How long is the train? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 361197: "If two trains leave at the same time; one train leaves NY City traveling at 40 MPH heading west to San Francisco, the second train leaving San Fran traveling 60 KLM east to NYC. At what Time and Place do the meet? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 361385: what is the speed of 75 kilometers in 1.5 hours? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 361452: Can you help with the following question? I think it needs to be laid out in table form first. I'd be grateful for detailed explanation. Thank you. Your brother starts out 10 minutes before you on a bike path and rides at a rate of 9 miles per hour. If you ride at a rate of 12 miles per hour, how long will it take you to catch up with him? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 361489: Two trains are on the same track heading straight for each other. One train is traveling at 60 miles per hour while the other train is traveling at 45 miles per hour. If the trains are notified two minutes before they collide, they can avoid the accident. How far apart will the trains be two minutes before the point of impact? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 361487: If the bus travels at a rate of 50 feet per minute, what distance will it travel in 10 minutes? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 361468: A train leaves Dallas heading for New York at 120 miles per hour. At the same time a second train leaves New York, heading for Dallas at 80 mph. If Dallas and New York are 1540 miles apart, how long will it take the trains to cross paths? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 361495: Can you help with the following question? I think it needs to be laid out in table form first. I'd be grateful for detailed explanation. Thank you. Natalie spent \$135 on new shorts and tops. The shorts were 15% off and the tops were 20% off. If she saved a total of \$24, how much did she spend on tops? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 361596: it took sue one hour to run three miles, how long will it take for her to run five miles? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 361613: an airliner travels at 23 miles in 3 minutes. what's the speed in mph? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)

 Question 361634: if a car is driving 30 mph, how far will it have gone in 3 hours? Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 361765: Two cars are moving in the same direction pass a point on the road at the same time. Car A is moving with a constant velocity of 15m/s. Car B has a velocity of 5m/s at that instant and is accelerating at the rate of 1m/s^2. Useing the formula s=ut+1/2at^2 where s is the distance from the starting point in metres, u is the velocity initially, a is acceleration in m/s^2 and t is the time in seconds. write a relationship between s and t for car A and car B. Please help! Click here to see answer by HasanSahin(52)

 Question 361795: Two planes leave Pittsburgh and Philadelphia at the same time, each going to the other city. One plane flies 25 miles per hour faster than the other. Find the air speed of each plane if the cities are 275 miles apart and the planes pass each other after 40 minutes of flying time. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 361881: Hi, I really need help with this question. Please help me! I would be really thankful 2. Two cars are moving in the same direction pass a point on the road at the same time. Car A is moving with a constant velocity of 15m/s. Car B has a velocity of 5m/s at that instant and is accelerating at the rate of 1m/s^2. a) Useing the formula s=ut+1/2at^2 where s is the distance from the starting point in metres, u is the velocity initially, a is acceleration in m/s^2 and t is the time in seconds. write a relationship between s and t for car A and car B. b) Sketch both functions on the same axes, placing s on the vertical and t on the horizontal. c) calculate the value of t which satisfies both of these equations. d) what does this value of t mean in relation to the position of the two cars relative to each other? It would be great if you could figure these questions out for me and explain them. Thanks. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- . Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 361885: A ball travels 33 feet in 1second how much distance wil it cover in 1hour ? give the answer in km Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 361965: Two runners leave from the same location traveling in opposite directions. The first runner is running at 8 mph and the second is running at 10 mph. How long have they been running when they are 36 miles apart? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 362045: You leave your home going 40 mph and arrive at work 1 minute late. the next day you leave your home going 45 mph and arrive 1 minute early. Question: How far away is your work? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 361707: Paula leaves home driving 40 miles per hour. One hour later, her brother Dan leaves home driving in the same direction at the speed of 50 miles per hour. How long will it take Dan to catch up to Paula? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 362222: In the time it takes a pilot to fly 360 miles with a head wind, she can only fly 240 against the wind. If the speed of the plane in still air is 150 mph, find the wind speed. Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 362228: Two trucks leave a warehouse at the same time, traveling in opposite directions. The rate of the faster truck exceeds that of the slower truck by 5 miles per hour. After 5 hours they are 600 miles apart. What are the rates of the trucks? Click here to see answer by HasanSahin(52)

 Question 362396: if i am taking a bus from tampa, fl to las vegas a two day trip, how much gas will it take to full the train? how many knots does a cruise ship go? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 362407: At 7 am Joe starts jogging at 6mi/hr. At 7:10 am Ken starts off after him. How fast must Ken run in order to overtake him at 7:30 am? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 362412: The senior class at high school A rented and filled 1 van and 6 buses with 372 students. High school B rented and filled 4 vans and 12 buses with 780 students. Each van and each bus carried the same number of students. How many students can a van carry? How many students can a bus carry? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 362412: The senior class at high school A rented and filled 1 van and 6 buses with 372 students. High school B rented and filled 4 vans and 12 buses with 780 students. Each van and each bus carried the same number of students. How many students can a van carry? How many students can a bus carry? Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 362351: if two planes start at 9am at two airports which are 2100 miles apart and fly towards each other at average rates of 150mph and 200mph at what time will they pass each other? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 362477: Sue and Joe are opposite side of a circular lake that is 1260 feet in circumference. They walk around it, starting at the same time and walking in the same direction. Sue walks at the rate of 50 yards a minute and Joe walks at the rate of 60 yards a minute. In how many minutes will Joe overtake Sue? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 362482: Can you please help me with this problem:Olimpiada Ivanova, a world-record holding race-walker, is on one end of a 6 mile track. John Doe, an average walker, is on the other end of the track. The two start walking towards each other and meet in 1/2 hour. If Olimpiada's average speed exceeds John's by 6 mph, find the speed of both walkers. Useing the 5-step method. Thankyou Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 362492: Two ships are 1550miles apart and sailing toward each other. One sails at the rate of 85 mi/day and the other 65mi/day. How far apart will they be at the end of 9 days? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)

 Question 362534: Harry walked to the town at a speed of 4 miles/hr, and came back by bicycle at a speed of 12 miles/hr. The total time for to and fro journey was 5/2 hrs. Find the time taken by him to travel foot. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 362543: An elderly wildebeest scents a lion and starts running away at 40mph. .02 hours later (about 1 minute) the lion starts running after the wildebeest at 50 mph. Presuming the lion and the wildebeest started from the same spot, how long will it take the lion to catch the wildebeest? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)
 Question 362543: An elderly wildebeest scents a lion and starts running away at 40mph. .02 hours later (about 1 minute) the lion starts running after the wildebeest at 50 mph. Presuming the lion and the wildebeest started from the same spot, how long will it take the lion to catch the wildebeest? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 362585: two buses leave towns 756 miles apart at the same time and travel toward each other. one bus travels at 14 mi/hour slower than the other. if they meet in 7 hours, what is the rate of each bus? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 362666: how far can a man drive out into the country at the average rate of 60 mph and return over the same road at the average rate of 45 mph if he travels a total of 7 hours? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 362696: if bonnie walks 10 km in 80 min how man km does she walk per hour Click here to see answer by Jstrasner(106)

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