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 Question 410925: A car is traveling at a speed of 75 feet per second. How many yards will the car travel in 90 seconds if it maintains the same speed? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 411057: A car is traveling at a speed of 39 miles per hour. What is the car's speed in miles per minute? How many miles will the car travel in 20 minutes? Do not round your answers Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 411051: A jet plane traveling at 500mph overtakes a propeller plane traveling at 200 mph that had a 2 hour head start. How far from the starting point are the planes? I know I have to use the d= r.t, but I don't understand how to write the equation to get the answer for this?? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 411092: if you traveled at the speed of 7.2 miles for 3 minuets how far would you of traveled ? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 411092: if you traveled at the speed of 7.2 miles for 3 minuets how far would you of traveled ? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 411179: Rachel paddles her canoe upstream on the Econ River for 45 minutes. Coming downstream with the same boat speedtook 30 minutes. If the current river speed is 3 mph, what was her boat speed. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 411180: 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 MathLover1(6812)

 Question 411176: Scott drives to work in the morning using the toll roads and he averages 60 mph. In the afternoon he drives home on free roads and he averages 45 mph. It took him 50 minutes longer to make the trip in the aternoon. How far does Scott live from work? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 411004: how long does it take a plane to travel 1 kilometer Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 411231: in an arithmetic sequence, a1=2 and a40=80. what is the value of the sum of a2+a4+a6+a8+...a40? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6812)

 Question 411233: in an arithmetic sequence, a1=2 and a40=80. what is the value of the sum of all even terms only? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6812)

 Question 411248: if im goin 10kmh and it takes me 2.5 mins,how far have i gone? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 411244: Two jets leave an air base at the same time and travel in opposite directions. One jet travels 92 slower than the other. If the two jets are 10,602 apart after 9 hours, what is the rate of each jet? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)
 Question 411244: Two jets leave an air base at the same time and travel in opposite directions. One jet travels 92 slower than the other. If the two jets are 10,602 apart after 9 hours, what is the rate of each jet? Click here to see answer by rfadrogane(214)

 Question 411278: At 8:00 am the smiths left a campground, driving at 48 mi/h. At 8:20 am the Garcias left the same campground and followed the same route driving at 60 mi/h. At what time did they overtake the Smiths? this is whatr I have so far Smiths= 48*t Garcias= 60(1/3+t) I 'm not even sure if thats right. Please help!!!! Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 411310: 2 cars leave pima county traveling in opposite directions. One car travels @80mph and other @ 54mph. in how many hour will they be 938 miles apart? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 411306: how fast am i going if i go 300 feet in 6 minutes my mom needs to be able to walk that far before she can get a lung transplant Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 411334: A submarine let Hawaii two hours before an aircraft carrier. The vessels traveled in opposite directions. The aircraft carrier traveled at 25 mph for nine hours. After this time the vessels were 280 miles apart. Find the submarines speed. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 411382: A woman cycles 8ml/hr faster than she runs. Every morning she cycles 4 ml and runs 2.5 miles, for a total of one hour of exercise. How fast does she run? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 411462: If Ben were able to increase his cycling speed by four miles per hour, he would be able to cover in two hours a distance at least as great as that which now takes him three hours. What is the best speed he achieves at present? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 411410: Airspeed of a Plane Two ground observers are 20 mi apart. They communicate with each other by cell phone and note that a passenger plane has passed over each of them exactly 5 minutes apart. If this plane is flying into a 50-mi/h headwind, what is the airspeed of this plane? What I tried: Distance=Rate x Time 50-20= r x 12 Since time must be in hour i converted 5 minutes by dividing by 60 Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 411510: mr.stone started from home on a trip, planning to average 48 miles per hour. How fast must his son carl plan to travel in order to overtake him in 3 hours if carl started 30 minutes after his father? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 411735: Train A travels 20mi/h slower than Train B. It takes Train A 30 minutes longer than Train B to travel 200 miles. How long does it take Train A to make the 200 mile trip? How long does it take Train B to travel 525 miles? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 411745: if your going 45 mph, how many miles do you travel in 10 minutes? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 411873: two trains whose rates differ by 6 miles per hour start at the same time from stations 273 miles apart. They meet in 3.5 hours. what is the rate of each train Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 411875: A train set off on a journey of 800 miles. Things went well for a while but then it ran into snow and was forced to stop for 2 hours at a station 200 miles from the starting point. Once the trip was resumed, there was still so much snow on the tracks than its average speed for the remainder of the journey was reduced by 25 miles per hour compared to first leg. If train arrived at its destination 18 hours after it started, what was its average speed on the first leg of the trip? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 411874: A blue car is traveling on the freeway at 55 miles per hou. When first observed, a red car is one half mile behind the blue car. From that point in time, it takes exactly 70 seconds for the red car to overtake and pass the blue car. How fast was the red car traveling? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 411919: A plane takes off from the airport traveling at 200 mph. A jet leave two hours later, traveling at 500mph. How long before the jet overtakes the plane in the air? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 411912: On a 130 mile trip from Orlando to Sarasota, Roberto encountered a heavy thunderstorm for the last 40 miles of the trip. During the thunderstorm he averaged 20 miles per hour slower than before the storm. The entire trip took 2 1/2 hours. How fast did he travel before the storm? 2.5(20-x)=?x 50-2.5x=?x Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 411981: kim falgout's daughter, madeline, has a piggy bank with 64 coins. some are quarters,and the rest are half- dollars. if the total value of the coins is \$20.00, how many of each denomination does she have? 1) how many quarters are in her piggy bank? 2) how many half- dollars are in her bank? Click here to see answer by emargo19(101)

 Question 412091: A private airplan leaves an airport and flies due south at 192 km/h. Two hours later a jet leaves the same airport and flies due south at 960 km/h. When wll the jet overtake the plane? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 412118: If you are doing 160mph, how many feet do you travel in one second? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 412126: Kathy bicycles 4 km/h faster than Praedup. In the same time it takes Praedup to bicycle 45 km, Kathy can bicycle 50 km. How fast does each bicyclist travel? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 411681: a plane flies at 230 km/h, how far will it go in 1 1/2 hours? Click here to see answer by emargo19(101)

 Question 412221: If I want to go 60 miles in distance and I want to travel 90 miles per hour, how long will it take me to cover the 60 miles? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 412241: Jake has a car with an 8 gallon fuel tank. Jake fills his tank with gas and then drives 60 miles to a friend's house. When he gets to his friend's house, he has 6 gallons left in his fuel tank. How many more miles can Jake drive? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 411999: There is a boat stranded 21 miles from shore going towards the deck at 3mph. The rescue bout is at shore ( which is 21 miles away ) heading toowards the boat at 25mph. How long will it be for the boats to meet up with eachother? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 412321: two trains A and B are 240 miles apart. both start at same time and travel toward each other. they meet hours later. the speed of train A is 20 miles faster than train B. find the speed of each train. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 412351: An airliner travels 25 miles in 3 minutes, what is its speed in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 412388: A van travels 15km in 1 3/4 hours. find its speed in km/h Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 412408: Dahn left gas station @ 4:30 and headed south. At 6:00 dazy left the same gas station headed north and traveled 10mph faster than Dahn. at 8:30 Dazy called Dahn and found they were 376 miles apart. How fast was each of them traveling? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 412411: if I am 1200 miles away and it will take me 18.5 hours to get there how fast am I traveling Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 412273: Flying against the wind, a jet travels 6440 mi in 7 hours. Flying with the wind, the same jet travels 3780 mi in 3 hours. What is the rate of the jet in still air and what is the rate of the wind? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 412429: If a red balloon is 95 feet above the ground and rising at 40 feet per minute and the a blue balloon is only 30 feet above the ground but is rising at 50 feet per minute, which balloon will win? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 412463: Ana & Miguel decide to go to a hot air balloon race. On their way to the race, they make a bet on which balloon they think will win. Ana bets on the Red balloon, and Miguel bets on the blue balloon. Once they get to the race, they realize that it has already started. Speaking to another spectator, they find out that the Red balloon is 95 feet above ground and rising at 40 feet per minute. The blue balloon is only 30 feet above ground but is rising at 50 feet per minute. How would one write a system of equation that would describe the problem. Use y to represent the height of the balloon and x to represent minutes? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

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