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 Question 401181: A bicylcist has an average velocity of 35 km/hr. How far will she travel in 6 hours? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)

 Question 401179: How long will it take you to complete a 135 mile trip if your average velocity is 45 mph? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 401205: a randy johnson fastball is thrown with a velocity of 41.5 m/s. how long does it take the ball to reach the plate that is 18.44 meters from the pitcher's mound? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)

 Question 401155: Two jets leave Chicago at the same time, one flying due west at 750km/hr, the other flying due east at 850km/hr. After how long will the planes be 4000 km apart? ~Thanks, David Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 401206: A dog was walking along a train track one day, and traveled along that track onto a train bridge. when the dog was 1/4 of the way across the bridge, he heard a train whistle from an oncoming train that was coming in the same direction the dog has already come. the dog bounded away from the train and made it to the end of the bridge at exactly the same time as the train. what the dog didnt know, but what was also true, was that the dog could have bounded toward the train and made it to the "start" of the bridge at exactly the same time as the train. the train was traveling at a speed of 30 miles/hour. how fast was the dog traveling Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 401172: A light is mounted on the side of a building, 60 feet above the ground. A six-foot-tall man is standing 12 feet from the building. How long is his shadow? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 401271: What is a planes speed if it traveled 450 miles in 90 mins Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)

 Question 401310: Im having trouble with some word problems i have many for my homework i understand the easy work ones but i thought i put 3 differnt kinds up so that i can finish the rest of my homework by examples of these ones.Can you please help me? 1)A jogger ran 8 miles and then walked 6miles. The jogger's running speed was 5 miles per hour faster then her walking speed. Th total time for jogging and walking was 2 hrs find the joggers walking speed and jogging speed. i made a table D R T run 8mi x+5 walk 6mi x total 2hrs i came up the equation 8 6 ___ + ____ =2 x+5 x 2)Another one i cant figure out is A car travels for 100miles at a uniform speed. If the speed is increased by 5 miles per hour, the trip would take one hour less time. What is the car's original speed? Im not sure how to get this one except i know to divide distance by time and the distance is 100 and the time is x-1 and the rate is x+5 i think i dont know how to set this up. 3) Working together amy and bob can complete a job in 12 hours. Working alone it takes amy 4/3 as much time as bob to do the job how long will it take each to do the job working alone? For this i have a table and some work done but i think its the 4/3 is throwing me off time hrs job amy 4/3x 1 divided by 4/3x bob x i divided by x total 1 divided by 12 i divided both sides by 12x(4/3x) and got 12x+12(4/3x) = x(4/3x) 12x+16x=4/3x^2 28x=4/3x^2 4/3x^2-28x=0 now im stuck IF someone could please help me that would be wonderfull and i thank you soo much Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)
 Question 401310: Im having trouble with some word problems i have many for my homework i understand the easy work ones but i thought i put 3 differnt kinds up so that i can finish the rest of my homework by examples of these ones.Can you please help me? 1)A jogger ran 8 miles and then walked 6miles. The jogger's running speed was 5 miles per hour faster then her walking speed. Th total time for jogging and walking was 2 hrs find the joggers walking speed and jogging speed. i made a table D R T run 8mi x+5 walk 6mi x total 2hrs i came up the equation 8 6 ___ + ____ =2 x+5 x 2)Another one i cant figure out is A car travels for 100miles at a uniform speed. If the speed is increased by 5 miles per hour, the trip would take one hour less time. What is the car's original speed? Im not sure how to get this one except i know to divide distance by time and the distance is 100 and the time is x-1 and the rate is x+5 i think i dont know how to set this up. 3) Working together amy and bob can complete a job in 12 hours. Working alone it takes amy 4/3 as much time as bob to do the job how long will it take each to do the job working alone? For this i have a table and some work done but i think its the 4/3 is throwing me off time hrs job amy 4/3x 1 divided by 4/3x bob x i divided by x total 1 divided by 12 i divided both sides by 12x(4/3x) and got 12x+12(4/3x) = x(4/3x) 12x+16x=4/3x^2 28x=4/3x^2 4/3x^2-28x=0 now im stuck IF someone could please help me that would be wonderfull and i thank you soo much Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6463)

 Question 401313: Alex is a faster runner than Bob. Alex runs 3 yards every second. Bob runs 2.5 yards every second. Alex gives Bob a 30 yard head start in a race, and reaches the finish line exactly 2 seconds before Bob. How many yards did Alex run? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 401299: Find the length of the diagonal and the area of a square with perimeter equal to 1.2√2 inches. Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 401317: Two trains leave the station at the same time, one heading west and the other east. The westbound train travels 20 miles per hour slower than the eastbound train. If the two trains are 340 miles apart after 2 hours, what is the rate of the westbound train? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6463)

 Question 401467: how many miles from alfred maine to sun city arizona? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 401534: If you traveled from one spot to another distance going, say 60 mph, how long would it take to travel in the car to drive 75 miles? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)

 Question 401527: a car can travel 75 miles in the same amount of time that it takes a moped to travel 25 miles if the moped is traveling at 40 mp less than the car, what is the rate of each Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9649)

 Question 401544: the river current is 8 mph. a jet ski can travel 34 miles downstream in the same time that it takes to go 18 miles upstream. what is the speed of th jet ski with no current? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)

 Question 401609: a jet flew east at a speed of 550 mph. on the same trip back west the jet was only able to fly 400 mph and the trip took 2 hours longer. how long did the trip east take? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 401626: a truck enters a hightway driving 60 mph. a car enters at the same place 10 min later and drives in the same direction going 72 mph. from the time the car enters the highway, how long iwll it take the car to pas the truck? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 401650: A cyclist travels 2 1/2 kilometers per hour. At this rate, how many kilometers will he travel in 3 1/2 hours? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 401608: how long does it take an object weighing 36 grams traveling 1260 fps take to hit a target 50 feet away Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)

 Question 401805: A Cessna 175 can average 130 mph. If a trip takes 2 hours one way and the return takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, find the wind speed, assuming it is constant. This is an algebra equation. I don't even know where to begin. But I know that the wind speed would be x. I'm not quite sure if I need to add or subtract the two time differences. Thank you so much for helping me. Melissa Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 401853: A car travels 210 miles in 3.5 hours. What is the average speed of the car? Click here to see answer by checkley79(3039)

 Question 401962: two cars start at the same time at a given point and travel in the same direction at a constant speed of 40 miles per hour and 55 miles per hour. After how long are the cars 5 miles apart? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)

 Question 401999: Sylvia walked to Cathy's house at 2km/h, and then rode a bicycle back to her own house at 10km/h. The entire trip took 3 hours. How long a time did Sylvia walk? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)

 Question 402027: A plane is 300 miles west of Chicago Illinois and is flying west at 500 miles per hour. How long will it take for the plane to be 2175 miles west of Chicago? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 402028: One runner passes another runner traveling in the same direction on a hiking trail. The faster runner is jogging 2 miles per hour faster than the lower runner.Determine how long it will be before the faster runner is 3/4 mile ahead of the slower runner. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 402045: A solution contains 3% salt. How much water should be added to 20 ounces of this solution to make a 1.2% solution? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 402048: If an investment of \$25,000 earns 9% annual interest, approximate the value of the investment after 24 years. Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 402040: Investors sometimes use the rule of 72 to determine the time required to double an investment. If 72 is divided by the annual earned on an investment, the result approximates the number of years needed to double the investment. For example, an investment earning 6% annual interest will double in value approximately every 72/6 = 12 years. (a) Approximate the number of years required to double an investment earning 9% annual interest. (b) If an investment of \$10,000 earns 12% annual interest, approximate the value of the investment after 18 years. Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 402085: train a and train 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 70 miles per hour. train a passes a station at 6:15 a.m. if train b passes the same station at 6:45 a.m, at what time will train b catch up to train a Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 402077: If you bike for 60km at 30km/h and return at 20km/h, what is your average speed for the whole trip? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 402051: The river is moving at 5 miles per hour. A boat can travel 5 miles upstream in the same time that it takes to travel 15 miles downstream. How fast can the boat go in still water? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 402091: Suppose a cannon is placed at the origin and elevated at an angle of 45 degrees. If the cannonball is fired with a muzzle velocity of 0.17 miles per second, it will follow the graph of the following function, where distances are measured in miles. y=x-2000x^2/9537 What should I put in y1 on my calculator to graph this? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 402306: Andreas drove for 8 hours at 45 miles per hour. How far did Andreas drive? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)
 Question 402306: Andreas drove for 8 hours at 45 miles per hour. How far did Andreas drive? Click here to see answer by chawki(6)

 Question 402415: A car started out from Memphis toward Little Rock at the rate of 60km/h. A second car left from the same point 2 hours later and drove along the same route at 75km/h. How long did it take the second car to catch the first car. Use the formula d= RxT, and also make a chart. Click here to see answer by checkley79(3039)

 Question 402503: ricardo drive 15 miles in 20 minutes what was his average rate in miles per hour Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 402443: A golf ball is launched upward with an initial speed of 30 m/sec by a golfer atop the Washington Monument, which is 160 m above the ground. How high above the ground will the ball be after 3 sec? I'm not sure how to set this up. Should I use: distance = rate × time? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 402551: A bug completes one lap along the edge of a circular planter of radius 13.7 cm in 9.094 s. How fast was it traveling? Answer in units of cm/s. Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 402582: mary walked 5 feet to get her purse. How many inches did she walk? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 401930: what is the average speed of a race car that traveled 250 miles in 2 hours Click here to see answer by sofiyac(695)

 Question 401952: a boat can go 20km down stream in 2h. the return trip takes 5h. what would the speed of the boat be if there were no current? Click here to see answer by sofiyac(695)

 Question 402839: If a person travels 30 m/s for 0.8 hours, how far will they go in kilometers. Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 402938: I have a word problem that says one person leaves at 2pm and is traveling 45 mph from point a to point b and the other person leaves at 2:15pm and is traveling 40 mph from point b to point a. The distance is 160 miles. The question is At what time do they pass each other on the road? I need help setting up a formula for this. I thought it might be 160=45x+40x but the answer to that didn't seem right. I know the formula d=rt, but I don't know exactly how to apply that to this problem. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 402928: if a person is traveling at a rate of seventy five miles per hour in a straight line, how far would they travel in three seconds? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

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