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 Question 389596: A jet takes the same time to travel 2500 km with the wind as it does to travel 1900 km against the wind. If its speed relative to the air is 450 km/hr, what is the speed of the wind? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 389624: How many miles would you go if you drove at 12 MPH for 2 hours? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 389634: A family is driving 600 miles. Assuming they stop to get gas 3 times and eat 2 times, how many hours will it take them to reach their destination? How would you estimate the time? Click here to see answer by checkley79(3050)

 Question 389640: Ok...I think I might be confusing myself (lol)...so I just want to check this out with you all... "An airplane is traveling due west at 1240ft/sec and Santa's sleigh is traveling due east at 5450ft/sec... A. If Rudolf can spot airplanes 10,000ft ahead of him and Santa's sleigh and an airplane are 25,000ft away from each other, how many seconds will it take Rudolf to spot the airplane?" I'm not sure if I need to add both rates together and then divide the distance (either 25,000ft...10,000ft ...or 15,000ft (25,000-10,000ft)) by both rates and then figure out the time that way...? And... B. If Santa's sleigh needs 2500ft to turn out of the way of another aircraft, how long does Rudolf have to inform Santa and turn the sleigh if he spots the aircraft when it is 10,000ft away? Same problem...I'm not sure if I'm setting up this problem right... Is it 10,000-2500= 7500/(5450+1240)=1.12 sec...? Thanks for your help! *smiles* Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 389667: Victoria drove 130 miles in 2 hours. What was her rate in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 389691: The speed of light is 100,000,000 meters per second . How long does it take light to travel the 149,000,000,000 meters ,distance from the sun to the earth? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)
 Question 389691: The speed of light is 100,000,000 meters per second . How long does it take light to travel the 149,000,000,000 meters ,distance from the sun to the earth? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 389756: Justin runs 8 miles in 60 minutes. At the same rate, how many miles would he run in 39 minutes? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)

 Question 389547: The horizontal distance of a kite from the boy flying it is 30 m and 50 m of cord is out from the roll. If the wind moves the kite horizontally at the rate of 5 km per hour directly away from the boy, how fast is the cord being released? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 389823: if you can travel 400 meters in 20 seconds how many meters can you travel in 1 hour? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 389823: if you can travel 400 meters in 20 seconds how many meters can you travel in 1 hour? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)

 Question 389961: A car uses 15 gallons of gas to go 330 miles. How much will the car need to go 450 miles? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 390046: what is the adverage speed of a car traveling 200 kn in 4 hours? Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 390103: 1 friend leaves his house walking 3 mph. The other friend leaves his house walking 2 mph. Both are walking toward each other. Their houses are 4 miles apart. How long will it be before they meet each other? Here is what I have tried: 4 miles= 3r+ 2r/2 Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 390108: x varies directly as the square of s and inversely as t. How does x change when s is doubled? When both s and t are doubled? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 389977: At 6:00 am, the Eilerman family left for Christmas vacation and drove south at an average speed of 40 mph. Their friends, the Knapke's, left two hours later and traveled the same route at an average speed of 55 mph. At what time could the Knapke's expect to overtake the Eilerman's? Okay, so I know the Knapke's started at 8:00 am. After that, I'm lost. Please help. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 390112: I cannot figure out how to set up this problem... I created a chart with the information, but just don't feel like I have enough to solve! Can you help? Airplane A travels 2800 km at a certain speed. Airplane B travels 2000 km at a speed that is 50 km/h faster than Plane A in 3 hours less time. Find the speed of each. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 390131: An airplane travels 35mi/h tailwind. The return trip against the same wind took 7 hours. What is the speed of the plane in no wind? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 390159: The Morena family drove to Yosemite National park in 3 hours 24 minutes.On the way home ,they averaged 5 miles per hour less and the trip took 3 hours 42 minutes. How far from Yosemite National park do they live? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 390163: If you start at rest and accelerate to a speed of 100 miles per hour in 12 seconds, how fast will your acceleration be? Also what steps are taken to arrive at the answer Thanks. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 390189: Your brother starts out 10minutes 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 to him? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 390106: The distance an object falls is directly proportional to the square of time it has been falling. After 6 seconds it has fallen 1296 feet. How long will it take to fall 2304 feet? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 390106: The distance an object falls is directly proportional to the square of time it has been falling. After 6 seconds it has fallen 1296 feet. How long will it take to fall 2304 feet? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 390226: a train runs every 40 minutes between two towns. if the first train leaves at 7: 45 what time do the next three trains leave? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 390242: how long would it take to drive to new york if you drove 50 mph? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)

 Question 390289: Two trains leave a station at the same time are going in the same direction. One travels at 40 mi/h and the other travels at 55 mi/h. In how many hours will they be 72 miles apart? Click here to see answer by chrisrao(11)

 Question 390286: An airplane travels 5 hours with a 35mi/h tail wind. The return trip against the same wind took 7 hours. Find the speed of the plane in no wind. Click here to see answer by chrisrao(11)

 Question 390237: a commuter rides the train to and from work each day. Her husband meets her at the train station and drives her home. One day the commuter leaves work early, catches a different train and arrives at the station one hour ahead of schedule. It being a nice day, she decides to walk toward home. Somewhere along the way she meets her husband, driving from home to pick her up at the usual time. She gets in the car and they drive back, arriving 20 minutes earlier than normal. How long was the commuter walking? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 390324: a car is moving at 55 mph. How far will it travel in 20 minutes? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 390343: you buy a unicycle which has a wheel with a diameter of 25 inches. as you pedal the unicycle, the wheel turns at a rate of 200 rotations every 5 minutes. how many feet do you go on your unicycle after a half an hour? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)

 Question 390284: The speed of an aircraft traveling against the wind was 445mph. When the aircraft was traveling with the wind, the speed was 515mph. Find the speed of the aircraft in still air? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 390397: A car is traveling at a rate of 40 miles per hour. At this rate, how many miles will the car will travel in 12 minutes? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 390391: A driver moving at a constant speed sees a log in the road, but it takes time for her to react. During the reaction time, the car keeps going at the same speed. The distance the car travels before the driver breaks is the reaction distance. At 75 miles/hour, the reaction distance is 165 feet. What is the reaction time in seconds? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)

 Question 390433: if I bike 8 miles in 45 minutes how fast in mph am I going Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)
 Question 390433: if I bike 8 miles in 45 minutes how fast in mph am I going Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 390477: if you are traveling 1 kilometer in 12 seconds, how fast are you traveling? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)
 Question 390477: if you are traveling 1 kilometer in 12 seconds, how fast are you traveling? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 390348: The word problem is: Boats A and B leave the same point at the same time at right angles. B travels 7 km/h slower than A. After 4 hours they are 68 km apart. Find the speed of each boat. That is exactly how it is written in the book and I can't figure it out. Can you please help me? If so thank you. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 390487: phil drove 225 miles in 5 hours. How long will it take to drive 630 miles? Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 390459: A train leaves the station at 6:00pm traveling west at 80mi/h. On a parallel track, a second train leaves the station 3 hours later traveling west at 100mi/h. At what tine will the second train catch up with the first? Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 387781: A speedboat takes 4 hours longer to go 80 miles up a river than to return. If the boat cruises at 15 miles per hour in still water, what is the rate of the current? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 390497: Someone hiked 15.3 miles i 4 hours. What was their rate of walking per hour to the nearest tenth a mile? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 390514: jim ran the 400-meter dash in 47 seconds. if he ran at a constant rate, about how many meters did he run in a second? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 390466: Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 60 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 80 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 3:25 am. If train B passes the same station at 3:40 am, at what time will train B catch up with train A? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 390563: Two trains need to travel 200 miles to reach their destination. Train A travels 150 mi/hr and train B travels 200 km/hr. Which train will reach the destination first? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

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