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 Question 377658: a rushed traveler got on an escalator and also walked up. After 45 seconds he realized that he had left his briefcase at the bottom. He turned around and walked back down the up escalator. It took 2 minutes to reach the bottom. If he had traveled 288 feet up the escalator, find the rate of the escalator, and the unaided rate of the man in feet per second. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 377707: Suppose it takes you 10 minutes to walk from home to school at a rate of 264ft./min. Your friend lives closer to school than you do. Which inequality represents the distance d (in feet) that your friend lives from school? A.)d<264 B.)d>264 C.)d>2640 D.)d<2640 Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 377770: Flying east between two cities, a plane's speed is 380 MPH. On the return trip, it flies at 420 MPH. Find the average speed over the whole round trip. -My teacher wrote on the paper that the answer is not 400 MPH. Thank you very much! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 377752: Jack takes 7.5 hours to make a trip overseas in a prop plane. Later he discovers that he could have taken a jet and saved 2.5 hours of flying time. Find the speed of the jet if the jet travels 225 MPH faster than the prop plane. -Thank you soo much! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 377778: A student traveled 247 km in 20 days. At the same ratio, how far would the student travel in 40 days? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 377830: Toga flew her ultralight plane to a landing field 24 miles away. With the wind, the flight took 2/5 of an hour. Returning against the wind, the flight took 3/4 of an hour. Find the rate of the plane in still air and the rate of the wind. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 378026: two trains started at the same time from the same station and traveled opposite directions . one traveled a rate of 50 mph and the other 60 mph how many hours were they 660 apart? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 378022: if there are two ships going opposite directions, one 30 mph the other 40 mph how long before they are 350 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 378087: Please help me with my math word problem. I know that I need to have to sets of problems to make it a system of equations, but I do not know how to set it up. Here is the problem: A man rows a boat 300 feet upstream against a constant current in 10 minutes. He then rows 350 feet downstream (with the same current) in 7 minutes. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 378105: a motorist travel 275km in 5hours.how far can travel in 9hours at the same speed? proportion? answer? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 378154: Albert is driving at 80 miles per hour. How far will he go in 45 minutes Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 378167: A plane flies at a speed of 350 miles per hour. How far will it travel in 3 hours? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 378445: if a vehicle travels 30 miles in 45 minutes how far will it travel in 2 hours Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 378589: Ok, so i have this problem. 2 planes are in different towns, they are 1220 km apart and plane one travels at 320 km/hr and plane two travels at 290 km/hr. they started at the same time, so how many hours until they meet? i used D= r x t. I found that t1 = 3.81 hrs and t2 = 4.21 hours. And I am stuck at this place. so did i not do something right with D= RxT? or what? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 378690: The maximum speed of the plane with no tailwind is 520 miles per hour. If the plane is traveling 100% of its maximum speed with no tailwind, how fast is it traveling? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 378755: Jim can run 5 miles per hour on a level ground on a still day. One windy day, he runs 11 miles with the wind, and in the same amount of time runs 6 miles against the wind. what is the rate of the wind? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 378755: Jim can run 5 miles per hour on a level ground on a still day. One windy day, he runs 11 miles with the wind, and in the same amount of time runs 6 miles against the wind. what is the rate of the wind? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 378760: how fast are you going if you travel 45 miles in 50 minutes? Click here to see answer by user_dude2008(1861)

 Question 378925: Kathy can paddle her kayak 6 miles an hour in still water. it takes her as long to paddle 5 miles up stream as 10 miles downstream in the Wabash river near Lafayette Indiana. determine the rivers current. I am terrible at word problems and I am not sure how to set up the equation to solve this. Thank you for your help. Gisele Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 378930: A body is thrown vertically upward from the distance h = 1.5 m above the ground at the edge of a pit having a depth of s = 3.5 m The initial velocity of body is 2.3 m/s Determine the velocity at which the body will reach the bottom of the pit. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 378936: can you please help me with this problem same direction: a truck left the terminal traveling 50mi/h. a heavier truck traveled at 60mph. it left 2 hours later. they both follow the same route. how many hours will it take truck #1 to catch up with truck #2 Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 379044: If someone is running 66 feet per second, how fast must they be running in mph? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 379060: Two trains leave stations 476 miles apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One train travels at 80 miles per hour while the other travels at 90 miles per hour. How long will it take for the two trains to meet? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 379104: if a man is jogging at 5mph how long will it take him to jog 1 mile? Possible answers: 5 min 6 min 12 min 20 min Thank You Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 378968: please help me with this problem ROUND TRIP: alex drives to the city at 60mph due to heavy heavy traffic. he comes home at 40mph. the whole trip took 5 hours. how long did it take him to drive to the city and back home? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 379149: An airplane flying at 500 miles per hour leaves Minneapolis. One-half hour later, a second plane leaves Minneapolis flying in the same direction at a rate of 600 miles per hour. How long will it take the second plane to overtake the first? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)
 Question 379149: An airplane flying at 500 miles per hour leaves Minneapolis. One-half hour later, a second plane leaves Minneapolis flying in the same direction at a rate of 600 miles per hour. How long will it take the second plane to overtake the first? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 379212: a car is traveling 55 mi/hour. What is the cars speed in feet per second? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 379301: How far can a person run in 15 minutes if he or she runs at an average speed of 16 km/hr? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)
 Question 379301: How far can a person run in 15 minutes if he or she runs at an average speed of 16 km/hr? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 379350: Going 4 mph, for 50 miles, how many hours do you travel? I am not sure whether I should multiply or divide. I thought 4 miles= 1 hour so 2 miles = 30 minutes and 8 miles = 2 hours so 10 miles = 1 hour and 30 minutes times 5 so 50 miles is 1 hour and 15 minutes.Am I correct? If not, please explain. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 379340: Tessa can ride her bike 24 miles in one hour less than it took Gary to walk 9 miles.Tessa rate is 9 miles per hour faster than Gary rate find Tessa rate? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 379442: if a nascar travels 600 miles in 4 hours what is its cruising speed? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 379578: If Tanya rides her bike at a speed of 15 mi/h, how far will she ride in 2 hours? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 379581: Amy, Jamal, and Rhashan are fighting over a comic book. Amy is pulling in one direction with 5 N of force. Jamal and Rhashan are pulling in the exact opposite direction. The system is balanced. If Jamal is pulling with -2 N of force, what must Rhashan's force be? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 379740: 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 ewatrrr(10682)
 Question 379740: 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 fractalier(2101)

 Question 379411: Anna and John both drive to their new home 600 miles away. Anna drives the family car at an average speed of 65 mph. John drives the removal truck at an average speed of 50 mph. During the trip, Anna stops for a total of 2 hours and 20 minutes, John stops for 90 minutes. What is the difference in minutes between their arrival times? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 379920: A truck uses 8 L gasoline to go 120 km. How much gasoline will it use to go 300 km? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 379925: what is the average speed for a car going 126 km in 2 1/4 hours Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 379938: A freight train travels 88 feet in 1 second. At this rate, how many miles will it travel in 1 hour? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

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