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 Question 381617: Amy runs 3 miles in 35 minutes. At the same rate, how many miles would she run in 56 minutes? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 381940: it takes rob 4 hours to paint a room. it takes darrin 3 hours to paint a room the same size. how long it take them to paint a similar sized room together Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)
 Question 381940: it takes rob 4 hours to paint a room. it takes darrin 3 hours to paint a room the same size. how long it take them to paint a similar sized room together Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 381977: Bill and Roger want to race. Bill runs an average of 12 mph and Roger runs an average of 10 mph. To 'even things up' Bill lets Roger have a head start of .15 hour. How long before Bill catches up? this is what I did: 12(x)=10(.15) x=.125 or 7.5 minutes Is that correct? I also came up with 45 minutes... Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 382184: Suppose that the distance a car travels varies directly with the amount of gasoline it uses. A certain car uses 9 gallons of gasoline to travel 234 miles. How many miles can the car travel if it has 23 gallons of gasoline? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)
 Question 382184: Suppose that the distance a car travels varies directly with the amount of gasoline it uses. A certain car uses 9 gallons of gasoline to travel 234 miles. How many miles can the car travel if it has 23 gallons of gasoline? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 382200: Elliot jogs for 10 miles and then walks for another 10 miles. He jogs 2.5 miles per hour faster than he walks. The entire trip of 20 miles takes 6 hours. Find his jogging speed and his walking speed. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 382246: a truck enters a highway driving 60 mph. A car enters the highway at the same place 7 minutes later and drives 71 mph in the same direction. from the time the car enters the highway, how long will it take the care to pass the truck? Work: Truck- d=60x r=60 t=x Car- d= 71(x-7/60) r=71 t=(x-7/60) 60x=71(x-7/60) 60x=71x-497/60 60x71x= -497/60 -11x= -497/60 x= (-497/60)/-11 x= 497/660 x= 45 But i have the answer and its 38 minutes...What am i doing wrong? Click here to see answer by jordanmariex(1)
 Question 382246: a truck enters a highway driving 60 mph. A car enters the highway at the same place 7 minutes later and drives 71 mph in the same direction. from the time the car enters the highway, how long will it take the care to pass the truck? Work: Truck- d=60x r=60 t=x Car- d= 71(x-7/60) r=71 t=(x-7/60) 60x=71(x-7/60) 60x=71x-497/60 60x71x= -497/60 -11x= -497/60 x= (-497/60)/-11 x= 497/660 x= 45 But i have the answer and its 38 minutes...What am i doing wrong? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 382546: i sailed west to hawaii againts the wind at a speed of 12 knots/hour. when i returned, i sailed the same route with the wind at a speed of 18 knots/hour. what was my average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 381937: i sailed west to hawaii against the wind at a speed 12 knots/hour. when i returned, i sailed the same route with a wind at a speed of 18 knots/hour. what was my average speed for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 382619: A lady traveled 100 km at a rate of 30km/hr. If she wants her return trip to be 3/4 of her initial trip, at what rate must she return? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 382750: if it took 1 hour and 45 minutes, with an average speed of 65 mph, how far would you go? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 382938: 8 is 2 and 1/2 of what number? 2/3 divide by 5? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)
 Question 382938: 8 is 2 and 1/2 of what number? 2/3 divide by 5? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 383135: A car travels at an average speed of 68miles per hour. How many miles does it travel in 5hours and 15minutes? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 383218: Traveling downstream, a boat can go 12 miles in 2 hours. Going upstream it takes only 2/3 the distance in twice the time. What is the rate of the boat in still water, and what is the rate of the current? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 383249: I dont even know where to begin with solving this problem. Not sure of the formula. Please help questions is: The intensity of a radio signal from the radio station varies inversely as the square of the distance from the station. Suppose the intensity is 8000 units at a distance of 2 miles. What will the intensity be at a distance of 8 miles? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 383276: if a car is traveling at 80feet/second, how many miles per hour is it traveling? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 383311: Two cyclists, 120 miles apart, start riding toward each other at the same time. One cycles 2 times as fast as the other. If they meet 4 hours later, what is the speed (in mi/h) of the faster cyclist? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 383370: On a trip to Florida, I drove at a steady rate of 65 miles per hour. My father-in-law’s car had a horrific vibration if he drove slower than 78 miles per hour (or so he claimed). If we were traveling the same stretch of road and began at the same spot, how many hours did it take for him to be 52 miles ahead of me? Good luck everyone who tries Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 383447: A boat traveling at 10 mph can go 20 miles against a current in the same time it can go 60 miles with the current. How fast is the current of this river? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 383433: a boat travels 110 feet in 5 seconds. what is the boat's speed in miles per hour Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 383481: person crosses 600 miles in 5min. wht is the speed in kilometer per hour Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 383689: what is the rate in feet per minute of a car that is traveling 68 mph Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 383816: A 2004 toyota proud is a gasoline electric car that travels 240 miles in city driving on 4 gal of gas. Find the amount of gas required to travel 360 miles in the city Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 383836: The number of miles greg hiked in the first four days of a hiking trip are shown. At this rate how many miles should he expect to hike at the end of the 5th day....Day 1 - 2miles Day 2 - 3miles Day 3 - 5miles day 4 - 8miles day 5 - __miles. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 383768: x=420 over t and x +10=420 over t-1 dont know what to do next.. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 383889: At a speed of 12 miles per hour, about how many miles could I travel in 1 minute? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 383991: How much can you charge 92 km/h and determine how much is it per kilo Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)
 Question 383991: How much can you charge 92 km/h and determine how much is it per kilo Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 383994: Going from point A to point B a driver averages 60mph. On the return trip along the same route he averages 40mph. What is the average rate for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 383994: Going from point A to point B a driver averages 60mph. On the return trip along the same route he averages 40mph. What is the average rate for the entire trip? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 383995: a master cabinent maker can make a cabinent in 11 hours. he hires and apprentice and together they make a cabinent in 9 hours. how many hours does it take the apprentice to make a cabinent? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384004: If a plane can travel 490 miles per hour with the wind and 410 miles per hour against the wind, find the speed of the plane in still air. What is the speed of the plane in still air? _____ mph Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 383989: 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 mananth(12270)

 Question 384047: D'Maree left Chicago traveling directly south at 50 mi/h. Jessica left at the same time traveling north at 40mi/h. How far apart will they be in 5 hours? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 384011: Wallace and Vernonville are 200 miles apart. A car leaves Wallace traveling towards Vernonville, and another car leaves Vernonville at the same time, traveling towards Wallace. The car leaving Wallace averages 10 miles per hour more than the other, and they meet after 1 hour and 36 minutes. What is the average speed of the cars? The car leaving Wallace averages ____ mph The car leaving vernonville average ____ mph (round the answer to the nearest mph.) Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 384078: If a person travels 40 mph going to city A to B, and 60 mph returning from B to A, what is the average speed of the entire trip? Explain. I told my teacher that the average speed was 50 mph and got marked wrong. Where did I go wrong? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384109: Shannon drove her car 140 miles east at a rate of 70 miles per hour. How long did she travel? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 384140: if a car traveing 85 miles an hour can arrive at 1/4 mile, how fast would it have to go to travel 1/10 of a mile Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 384039: If you traveled 3 miles an hour by walking to school and returned home using the same route at 5 miles an hour how many miles do you go in one hour? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

 Question 384150: A truck enters a highway doing 60 mph. A car enters the highway at the same place 6 minutes later driving 67 mph in the same direction. From the time the car enters the highway, how long will it take the car to pass the truck? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)
 Question 384150: A truck enters a highway doing 60 mph. A car enters the highway at the same place 6 minutes later driving 67 mph in the same direction. From the time the car enters the highway, how long will it take the car to pass the truck? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31519)

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