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 Question 52372: The Jones familt drove to Disneyland at 50 miles per hour and returned on the same route at 30 miles per hour. Find the distance to Disneyland if the total driving time was 7.2 hours. What I have so far is 40+50/7.2 90/7.2 But that is not correct... I am stumped. pleae help thank you Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 52370: A jet plane traveling at 500 mph overtakes a propeller plane traveling at 200 mph that had a 2 hour head start. How far from the starting point are the planes? Click here to see answer by dreamgirl(3)

 Question 52500: Junior's boat will go 15 miles per hour in still water. If he can go 12 miles downstream in the same amount of time as it takes to go 9 miles upstream, then what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 52501: With only the small valve open, all of the liquid can be drained from a large vat in 4 hours. With only the large valve open, all of the liquid can be drained from the same vat in 2 hours. How long would it take to drain the vat with both valves open? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 52497: A boy travels to school going 3 mph and on the way home, it is the same distance, but he goes at 5 mph instead. The entire roundtrip took one hour... what was the distance (in miles) that he traveled? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 52565: May rides her bike the same distance that Leah walks. May rides her bike 10 km per hour faster than Leah walks. If it takes May 1 hour and Leah 3 hours to travel that distance, how far does each travel. What is the formula? Please help I am stuck. Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 52662: Here is my problem: Bob roller blades 9 miles each morning. Today, he averaged 10 mph for the first 6 miles and 5 mph for the remaining 3 miles. How long did the entire trip take? I came up with the solution of 1 hour and 12 minutes, with 10 mph for six miles taking 36 minutes and 5 mph for 3 miles taking also 36 minutes. My problem is I don't know how to show the steps of how I came to that answer. I know that the... Distance = 9 miles Rate = 10 mph for 6 miles & 5 mph for 3 miles Time = unknown variable ...I just don't know the best way to show my answer to the problem? Could you help me please? Thank you so much in advance! Kellye Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 52735: an executive leaves the plant and travels on a highway at 55mi/h to headquarters. he returns by helicopter on a route parallel to the highway at 125 mi/h. the total travel time is 1.8 h. how far is it from the plant to headquarters? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 52811: When Sheila asked Margie to deliever camp supplies across the lake, they agreed to meet on the water. Shelia's boat can travel at 10km/h, while Margie's boat can do 12km/h. If the lake is 6.6 km wide and Sheila and Margie leave at the same time, how much time will it be before they meet? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 52809: I need help with the following questions. A woman jogging at 6 mi/h passes a man biking in the opposite direction at 12 mi/h. If they maintain their speeds, how far from each other will they be 10 minutes after passing? DO I need to multiple each by 10 and then add them together. For example they will be 180 miles apart? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 53149: The Japanese Shinkansen (bullet train)averages about 165 kilometers per hour between Tokyo and Osaka. What is the rate in meters per second? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 53174: A projectile is launched upward from the ground level with an initial speed of 98m/s. How high will it go? When will it return to the ground? Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)
 Question 53174: A projectile is launched upward from the ground level with an initial speed of 98m/s. How high will it go? When will it return to the ground? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 53489: Hi, I am having trouble with this problem because it does not give the distance between the two locations; but, the hint for the problem is that you don't need to know that distance to solve it. Thanks. Q: Two cars are approaching one another, one from Los Angeles, at 80mph, and the other from Palm Springs at 60mph. How far apart are they 1 hour before they meet? -Hint- You don't need to know the distance from Loas Angeles to Palm Springs! Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 53595: Andy leaves on a cross country car trip at 7:00 am. He averages 50 miles per hour. Celine plans to drive the same route, but does not leave until 8:00 am. She averages 60 miles per hour. At what time will Celine catch up with Andy? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 53603: 1. A plane flies 720 miles against a steady 30-mi/h headwind and then returns to the same point with the wind. If the entire trip takes 10h, what is the plane's speed in still air? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 53662: PLEASE HELP SOLVE. MULDER LEAVES WASHINGTON AT 8:30AM AND AVERAGES 65MPH. HIS PARTNER, SCULLY, LEAVES AT 9:00AM FOLLOWING THE SAME PATH AND AVERAGING 68MPH. AT WHAT TIME WILL SCULLY CATCH UP WITH MULDER. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 53750: If a car is driving a 1/4 mile oval track and completes the 1/4 mile in 10 seconds, how fast is the car driving. My answer is 80 mph, is it correct? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 53741: one car travels 50 miles per hour and another one travels 55 miles per hour. if they start from the same place at the same time and travel in the same direction, after how many hours will the faster car be 35 miles ahead of the slower car? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 53768: Please help. How do I determine ratios. Ed and Dave are going to divide a cash prize of \$14,000 in a ratio of 2 to 5. How much will Dave receive? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 53827: Two friends decide to meet in Chicago to attend a cubs game. Rob travels 96 miles in the same time that carl travels 75 miles. Robs trip uses more interstate highways and he can average 7mph more than Carl what is Robs Average speed Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 53828: The formula for the volume of a cone is V=1/3Bh Solve the fomula for B use this formula to find the area of the base of the cone if the volume is 6 cubic cetimters and the height is 3 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 53799: JOHNNY LEAVES MEMPHIS TO VIST HIS COUSIN, ANNE, WHO LIVES IN TOWN 80 MILES AWAY. HE TRAVELS AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 50MPH. ONE HALF HOUR LATER, ANNE LEAVES TO VISIT JOHNNY, TRAVELING AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 60MPH. HOW LONG AFTER ANNE LEAVES WILL IT BE BEFORE THEY MEET? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 53862: A truck travels 2.9 miles at 20 mph, how fast would another truck have to go to cover the same distance in 60 seconds less time? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 53821: Hello and thanks so much for your time. Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 feet in elevation by the time he is 3.25 miles horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his decent to the nearest hundredth. McGraw Hill 6th edition, 7.1, Problem # 46. Thanks!! Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 54201: Two cars leave from a town at the same time traveling in opposite directions. One travels 5 mph faster than the other. In 3 hours, they are 267 miles apart. How many mph is each car traveling? I know Distance = rate * time. Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 54610: A plane took 1 hour longer to travel 560 miles on the first portion of a flight than it took to fly 480 miles on the second portion. If the speed was the same for each portion, what was the flying time for the second part of the trip? When I worked out the problem I came up with 5 hours and then 6 hours the second time. Please help! Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 54881: Sam is on a train traveling south at 34 mph. He spots a second train traveling east at 23mph and records it takes 18 seconds for the 2nd train to pass. How long in feet is the second train? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 54897: I ran 15 miles going 20 feet per second, how far did I run and how long did it take me? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 54953: Speed: A boat travels 36 miles down a river in 3 hours. If it takes the boat 9 hours to travel the same distance going up the river, what is the speed of the boat? What is the speed of the current of the river? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 54907: Jose is on an elevator on the top floor of a building. Ellie is on the bottom floor elevator. They push the button at the same time to travel in opposite direction. The up elevators travels at 15 mph and the down elevators travels at 20 mph. Each floor of the building is 10 feet high. On what floor will the two pass each other? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 55158: Ching leaves San Francisco and travels toward Los Angeles at 50 mi/h. An hour later, Phil leaves Los Angeles and travels toward San Francisco at 60 mi/h. If the two cities are 380 miles apart, how many hours will it take for Ching to meet Phil? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 55158: Ching leaves San Francisco and travels toward Los Angeles at 50 mi/h. An hour later, Phil leaves Los Angeles and travels toward San Francisco at 60 mi/h. If the two cities are 380 miles apart, how many hours will it take for Ching to meet Phil? Click here to see answer by Hook(36)
 Question 55158: Ching leaves San Francisco and travels toward Los Angeles at 50 mi/h. An hour later, Phil leaves Los Angeles and travels toward San Francisco at 60 mi/h. If the two cities are 380 miles apart, how many hours will it take for Ching to meet Phil? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 55242: Amber drove to Connor's house at 43 mph. Connor's house is twenty-six miles away. How long did it take her to arrive at Connor's house? Express the following as a fraction. Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 55445: Dearest tutors.,, i hope you can dtill remember last time when i sent you my problem, i told you that my 'teacher' would made me squat on the floor if i cant get the right answer?.. i hope you still remember that one... well, as for now, she might do that again.. by the way thanks for solving my previous preoblem., pls help me with this other one... 15. Two cars with average speeds of 40 and 50 km/h respectively moved toward each other at 4:00 AM. If the square of the distance traveled by the second car is 250 times the distance traveled by the first car, at what time will they meet? how far has each traveled by then? Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 55446: here i am again... plz help m regarding this problem...thanks a lot!! 19.Rose drove her car from her home to the province and back, a total distance of 120km. Her average speed returning was 3kph slower than her average speed going to the province. If her total driving time was 9 hours, what was her average speed in going to the province? thanks alot tutorz!! Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 55467: Here is my question. A train travels non-stop for 24 hours at a speed of 70 miles per hour. How far does it travel in that time? Thanks a lot. Jass Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 55478: The problem says: Arianna took 2 h longer to drive 360 mi on the first day of a trip than she took to drive 270 mi on the second day. If her speed was the same on both days, what was the driving time each day? Thank you bunches-- CH Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 55477: A passenger train can travel 325 mi in the same time a freight train takes to travel 200mi. If the speed of the passenger train is 25 mi/h faster than the speed of the freight train, find the speed of each. Thanks in advance! ac Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 55601: Joan ran from her home to the lake at 8 mi/h. She ran back home at 6 mi/h. Her total running time was 1 hour. How much time did it take Joan to run from her home to the lake? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 55839: Im not sure if this would be right. if an elephant caught up with its herd that was travling 6 mph in 5 minutes going 10 mph, would the elephant take 1/12 hours to get to the herd and it ran 5/6 of a mile? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 55838: a group of people started driving at 6 mph. one of the cars didnt move until its started driving 10 mph. the car caught up to the others in 5 minutes. question:what is the distance of the group of people while the car that was behind started to catch up? what would be the expression? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 56037: Phil and Inez start from the same place at the same time and walk in opposite directions on Tremont Street. Inez walks twice as fast as Phil. After 30 minutes they are 24 blocks apart. How far does Phil walk? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

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