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 Question 402967: a car travels at 60 miles per hour. At this rate how many miles can the car travel in 45 minutes? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 402960: brent takes a trip in his car. he covers the first 30 miles in one-half hour and the last 50 miles in one hour. find his average speed in m/h? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 402964: Two cyclists, 72 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 stanbon(57250)

 Question 402921: The force needed to keep a car from skidding on a curve varies inversely as the radius of the curve and jointly as the weight of the car and the square of the speed. If 242 lb. of force keeps a 2000-lb. car from skidding on a curve of radius 500 ft. at 30 mph, what force would keep the same car from skidding on a curve of radius 750ft. at 50mph? Any help would be Great! Thanks Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 402978: Wendy took a trip from city A to city B, a distance of 350 mi. She traveled part of the way by bus, which arrived at the train station just in time for Wendy to complete her journey by train. The bus averaged 40 mi/h, and the train averaged 105 mi/h. The entire trip took 5.5 hours.How long did Wendy spend on the train? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16870)

 Question 403007: a boy rides a bike at 8 mph. if one hour later the father leaves and catches up to him in 15 minutes, how fast did the father go? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57250)

 Question 403031: Two runners start at the same time and proceed in opposite directions at the rates of 14km/h and 16km/h. In how many hours will they be 10 km kept apart? Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 402959: jim williamson began a 96 mile bike trip to build up stanima for a triathlete competition. unfortunately his bike chain broke so he finished the tip walking. the whole trip took 6 hours if jim walks at a rate of 4 miles per hour and bikes at the rate of 20 mph find the amount of time he spent on the bike. ?? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15639)

 Question 403213: Here is another one I would need help with: Kevin was swimming agains the current, it took him 8 min. to swim 200 meters. Swimming back with the current took half as long. What is his average swimming speed and the speed of the current? Thank you for your help Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 403210: A car starts at the origin and moves with velocity = ( 13.0 , northeast). How far from the origin will the car be after traveling for 45.0 ? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 403256: The peregrine falcon has been clocked in the dive at 200 miles per hour. How many feet per seconds did the bird travel? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57250)
 Question 403256: The peregrine falcon has been clocked in the dive at 200 miles per hour. How many feet per seconds did the bird travel? Click here to see answer by rvquartz(19)

 Question 403223: A tractor travels 10 miles in the same amount of time it takes a car to travel 15 miles. The rate of the tractor is 15 mph less than the rate of the car. Find the rate of the tractor. Click here to see answer by rvquartz(19)

 Question 403195: The problem is: Someone paddled upstream at 2mi/h relative to the riverbank. Returning downstream with the current, the speed was 3mi/h. Find the paddling speed in still water, and the speed of the rivers current. Could you please help me with this one? Thank you Click here to see answer by rvquartz(19)

 Question 403251: A car can be stopped from initial velocity 84 km/h to rest in 55 meters. Assuming constant acceleration, find the stopping time. is it 4.72 seconds? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 403237: if i run 100 Meters in 12.0 seconds, how long would it take me to run 2 miles? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15639)

 Question 403418: One plane can travel 20 miles per hour faster than another. One of them goes 180 miles in same time it takes the other to go 150 miles. What are their speeds? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 403395: Lois Lane leaves Metropolis driving 50 MPH. Three hours later, Superman leaves the city to catch her. If he is flying at 300 MPH, how long will it take for him to catch up with lois? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 403555: a train travels 150 km in the same time that a plane covers 400 km. if the speed of the plane is 20 km per hr. less than 3 times the speed of the train, find both speeds. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57250)

 Question 403542: A young man is walking towards the front of a bus at a speed of 2 m/s. What is his speed with respect to the ground when the bus speed is 30 m/s? What is his speed relative to the ground if he is walking towards the back of the bus at 2 m/s? Am I on the right track? question one:30m/s + 2 m/s= 32m/s question two: 30m/s-2m/s=28 m/s divided by the Earth's speed relative to the sun which is 3 m/s. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 158128: A woman driving a car 14 ft long is passing a truck 30 ft long. The truck is traveling at 50 mi/h. How fast must the woman drive her car so that she can pass the truck completely in 6 s, from the position shown in figure (A) to the position shown in figure (B)? (A) ---CARI ---> ---------I ---------IT-R-U-C-K --> ---------I (B) -------------I -------------ICAR --> -------------I T-R-U-C-KI ---> Click here to see answer by cattycassie77(2)

 Question 403605: during one year the larson's real estate bill included \$525 for local schools. Of this amount \$120 went to the high school district. What percent did the Larsons pay to the high school district?Round your answer to two decimals places. Click here to see answer by rfer(12647)

 Question 403604: the length of a rectangular frame is 53cm.for what widths would the perimeter be greater than 160cm? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 403524: billy and miranda are training at the track. billy can complete a lap in 40 seconds. miranda and billy begin at the same start/finish line and at the same time, but run in opposite directions. Although different, their individual speeds remain constant and they pass each other every 15 seconds. miranda stops after finishing 12 laps. billy continues to run at the same rate. -my task is to determine how many times miranda and billy passed each other exactly at the start/finish line during the time they were both running and how many more minutes and seconds and exactly how many morelaps billy will need to run to have run exactly the same distance that miranda ran. *i tried to draw a diagram and i had miranda run the 12 laps and during those 12 laps i marked evert 15 seconds where they met, however i got diferent answers everytime i tried. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15639)

 Question 403636: A train leaves the station heading north at 125 mph, a second train leaves 2 hours later on a parallel track heading north at 175 mph how far from the station will they meet? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 403353: Hello again thank you for the help. Here is my question: According to Froude's Law, the speed at which an aquatic animal can swim is proportional to the square root of its lenght. a. if a 75-foot blue whale can swim at a maximum speed of 20 knots, write a function that relates its speed(s) as a function of its lenght (1) b. How fast would a similar 60-ft long blue whale be able to swim? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 403552: A mosaic has 600 tiles. There are 80 more square tiles than triangular tiles. How many of each tile are there? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 403576: a car is going 35 mph, how fast is it going in cm per second? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 403718: if a train travels at 20mph for 6 hrs. How many miles has it traveled? Click here to see answer by sofiyac(695)

 Question 403742: Stephen left at 6:00am and traveled 470 miles at a rate of 55mph. About when will he arrive at his destination? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 403672: A passenger jet travels from Los Angeles to Bombay, India, in 22h. The return flight takes 17 h. The difference in flight times is caused by winds over the Pacific Ocean that blow primarily from west to east. If the jet's average speed in still air is 550 mi/h what is the average speed of the wind during the round trip flight? Round to the nearest mile per hour. Is your answer reasonable? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15639)

 Question 403839: A boat travelled 80 km up a river at a speed of x km/hr, what was the time taken for the journey up the river? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30983)

 Question 403688: A slow jogger runs 2.5 miles in 29 minutes. How many km/hr is that? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15639)

 Question 403876: The distance from King Street to Prince Street is 21 km. It takes 30 minutes. What is the average speed of the bus between these two places? Click here to see answer by texttutoring(324)

 Question 403978: Stan and Hilda can mow the lawn in 40 minutes if they work together. If Hilda works twice as fast as Stan, how long would it take Stan to mow the lawn alone? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57250)

 Question 404092: You are driving 68 mil/hr on I-26 to Columbia. This speed is ________ m/s? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57250)

 Question 404209: B is 50% faster than A. If A starts at 9 A.M. and B starts at 10 A.M. A travels at a speed of 50 km/hr. If A and B are 300 kms apart, The time when they meet when they travel in opposite direction is ? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 404228: A ball is thrown vertically upward. After t seconds its height h (in feet) is given by the function h(t)=104t-16t^2. What is the maximum height that the ball will reach? Do not round answer. Click here to see answer by chawki(6)

 Question 404102: Going down the river a boat went 11 mph. Going up the river it only went 3 mph. What is the speed of the current? How fast would the boat go if there were no current? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15639)

 Question 404386: Janice can mow the lawn in 2 hours. Her friend can mow the same lawn in 2 hours. How long would it take them to mow the lawn if they had two lawn mowers and worked for the same length of time? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57250)

 Question 404271: Distance and time: Two athletes are jogging in the same direction along an exercise path. After x minutes the first athletes distance in miles from a parking lot is given by 1/6x and the second athletes distance is given by 1/8x + 2. (a) When are the athletes the same distance from the parking lot? (b) When is the first athlete farther away from the parking lot than the second? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15639)

 Question 404428: If a bullet travels at 625.0 m/s, what is its speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57250)

 Question 404393: A ball is thrown upward from ground level with an initial velocity of 108 ft per sec. Its height h in feet after t seconds is given by the equation h=-16t(squared)+108t. At what time will the ball hit the ground? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)

 Question 404438: Hi. I need help with a word problem please. One plane flys 20mph faster than another plane. One planes goes 255 miles and the other 285miles. How fast was each plane flying? Thanks so much for your help! My email address is rmillsfamily@comcast.net Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

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