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 Question 384113: Two planes leave an airport at the same time traveling in opposite directions. The southbound planes travels at 250 miles per hour while the northbound plane travels at 240 miles per hour. After how many hours are the planes 490 miles apart? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 384138: Lucas is 1/3 of a mile away from home, bicycling at 20mph, when his brother takes off on his bike to catch up. How fast must Lucas's brother go to catch him a mile from home? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 384247: what is the formula to this question officer bernhardt had to pick up a prisoner for a court appearance.if officer bernhardt traveled at 40 mph over the 9 miles to the county jail,how long did it take for the officer to get to the jail Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 384299: In the Canada, Medicine Hat and Cranbrook are 300 km apart. Sam rides his motorcycle 20 km per hr faster that Brian rides his motorcycle. Find Sam's average speed if he travels from Cranbrook to Medicine Hat in one and one quarter of an hour less time than Brian. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384142: The speed of a freight train is 20 mph slower than the speed of passenger train. The freight train travels 240 miles in the same time it takes to travel 320 miles. Find the speed of each train. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 384344: If a plane can travel 480 miles per hour with the wind and 400 miles per hour against the wind, find the speed of the plane in still air? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 384357: Bert is 18 km away from Brenda. Both begin to walk toward each other at the same time. Bert walks 2 km per hour. They meet in 4 hours. How fast is Brenda walking? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384371: don williams uses his small boat to go 3 miles up stream. against the current the trip takes 3/5 hours. with the current the trip takes 1/5 hours. how fast is the boat on still water? what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384366: don williams uses his small motorboat to go 3 miles up stream to his favorite fishing spot. against the current, the trip takes 3/5 hours. with the current the trip takes 1/5 hours. how fast is the boat on still water? what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384363: don williams uses his small boat to go 3 miles up stream. against the current, the trip takes 3/5 hoours. with the current the trip takes 1/5 hours how fast is the boat on still water? what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384264: the speed of a boat in still water is 16 km/h.The boat travels 43 km upstream and 45 km downstream in a total time of 20 hr.what is the speed of the stream? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384391: a group of friends is planning a trip to miami, florida, they know that the distance beteween jackson and miami is 1385 miles and estimate that the trip should take them 20 1/4 hrs. they also know that the interstate speed limit in the states they will be driving through is either 65 or 60 mph. how many hours will they drive at each speed? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 384401: Ajay and Vijay starting walking about fixed point in the opposite direction at the average speed of 6km/hour and 5km/hour respectively. How many km will they apart from each other in 5 hours? Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 384402: a man travels at certain distance at the rate of 70km/hour and return at the same point at the rate of 55 km/hour .What is the average speed of the journey ? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384400: a man divide his journey in his three equals part and travells in each of the part with speed of 6o km /hour , 30 km/hour and 10 km/hour .what is the avg speed for total travells? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)
 Question 384400: a man divide his journey in his three equals part and travells in each of the part with speed of 6o km /hour , 30 km/hour and 10 km/hour .what is the avg speed for total travells? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 384430: A man rode his bicycle for 12 miles and then hiked an additional 8 miles. The total time for the trip was 5 hours. If his speed when he was biking was 10 mph faster than his speed when hiking, then at what speed was he biking? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 384454: It takes Jerry twice as long as Sue to clean up the kitchen. If Sue can clean up the kitchen in 1/3 hour, how long would it take to clean up the kitchen if she works together with Jerry? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 384442: car A is going 50 mph and car B is going 60 mph and car A is 15 miles ahead how long will it take Car B to catch up Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 383968: 89. Penny tossing. If a penny is thrown downward at 30 ft/sec from the bridge at Royal Gorge, Colorado, how long does it take to reach the Arkansas River 1000 ft below? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 384465: A boat's crew rowed 7.5miles downstream, with the current, in 1.5hours. The return trip upstream, against the current, covered the same distance, but took 2.5 hours. Find the crew's rowing rate in still water and the rate of the currnet. The crew's rowing rate in still water is _____ mile(s) per hour. The rate of the current is ____ mile(s) per hour. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 384449: Susan decided to run the store which is 8km from her house. She ran at a rate of 7km per hour for part of the way and than walk at a rate of 3km per hour the rest of the way. if the total trip took 2 hrs how many km did she run Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 384584: A cop car is traveling at 50 miles per hour and is chasing a robber that is traveling at 45 miles per hour and is 20 miles away. How long will it take the cop to catch up to the robber. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 384773: Two boys on bicycles start from the same place and ride in opposite directions. One rides twice as fast as the other one. in 3 hours, they are 27 kilometers apart. what is the rate of speed for each boy? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)
 Question 384773: Two boys on bicycles start from the same place and ride in opposite directions. One rides twice as fast as the other one. in 3 hours, they are 27 kilometers apart. what is the rate of speed for each boy? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 384865: wallace and vernollivile are 160 miles apart. A car leaves Wallace traveling towards verninlliville,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 aftr 1 hour 36 minutes.What is the average speed of both cars. Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 384928: You walk fro your home to the post office at an average rate of 3 mph. You then walk back at an average rate of 5 mph. What is the average rate for your entire trip? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)
 Question 384928: You walk fro your home to the post office at an average rate of 3 mph. You then walk back at an average rate of 5 mph. What is the average rate for your entire trip? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 384152: If Archilles runs at 10 miles per hour, the tortoise runs at 1 mile per hour and the tortoise has a 1-mile head start. Describe the race between Archilles and the tortoise. Click here to see answer by mtmorro(23)

 Question 385299: An airliner travels 45 miles in 5 mins. What is its speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 385236: Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 100 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 110 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 4:20 A.M. If train B passes the same station at 4:50 A.M., at what time will train B catch up to train A? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 385317: a boat travels 2 km/hr in still water. the boat travels 4 km in the same amount of time it takes to travel 1 km upstream. what is the speed of the river? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 385342: Along the beach, a man and a woman 1 kilometer apart walk towards each other at the same time. The man walks twice as fast as the woman. If they meet in 10 minutes, what is the rate of each person? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 385341: A call for help reached two police cars at the same time. Car A is 35 km from the crime scene and travels at 90 kph. Car B is 28 km from the crime scene but its average maximum speed is only 80 kph. Which of the two cars will reach the crime scene earlier? Why? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 385362: A train traveling at 40 kph leaves the station at 7:00 am. An hour later, a car leaves the same station and chases the train. If the car travels at 80 kph, how long will it take the car to overtake the train? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 385364: A police car is chasing the getaway car of bank robbers 7.5 km ahead. If the speed of the police car is 5kph more than that of the getaway car, how long will it take the police car to overtake the getaway car? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 385365: "A police car is chasing the getaway car of bank robbers 7.5 km ahead. If the speed of the police car is 5kph more than that of the getaway car, how long will it take the police car to overtake the getaway car?" Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 385365: "A police car is chasing the getaway car of bank robbers 7.5 km ahead. If the speed of the police car is 5kph more than that of the getaway car, how long will it take the police car to overtake the getaway car?" Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 385361: A train traveling at 40 kph leaves the station at 7:00 am. An hour later, a car leaves the same station and chases the train. If the car travels at 80 kph, how long will it take the car to overtake the train? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 385384: Nick drove 24 miles, one way, to deliver a pakage. On his way home he drove 20 miles per hour faster than he did on his way to deliver the pakage. If the total driving time was 1 hour for the entire trip, find nick's driving speed on the way home. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 385442: The current in a stream is 2 mph. Find the speed of the boat in still water if it goes 26 miles downstream in the same amount of time it takes to go 18 miles upstream. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 385552: at full speed, a motor boat can travel 32 miles upstream in 8 hours, but it can travle the same distance downstram in 4 hours. What is the rate of the current in miles per hour. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 385663: if i average 20 miles per hour on the way to a show and 30 miles per hour on the way back what was the average speed for the whole trip? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 385836: If Memphis Tennessee is 500 miles away and you travel an average of 50 MPH, how long would it take you to get there? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 385891: A boat'screw rowed 20 miles downstream, with the current, in 2 hours. The return upstream, against the current, covered the same distance, but took 5 hours. Find the crew's rowing rate in still water and the rate of the current. The crew's rowing rate is still water is ____ mile(s) per hour. The rate of the current is ____ mile(s) per hour. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

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