# Pre-Algebra: Speed Word Problems

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# Pre-Algebra: Speed Word Problems

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# Pre-Algebra: Speed WordProblems

A cabin cruiser left a harbor and traveled
A cabin cruiser left a harbor and traveled to a small island at an average speed of 24 mph. On the return trip, the cabin cruiser traveled at an average speed of 16 mph. The total time of the trip 5 ...
Carl drove from his house to work
Carl drove from his house to work at an average speed of 35 miles per hour. The drive took him 25 minutes. If the drive home took him 30 minutes and he used the same route in ...
A plane with a heading of 50 degrees
A plane with a heading of 50 degrees has an air speed of 400 mph. If a 35 mph wind is blowing from the ...
A child in an airport is able to cover
A child in an airport is able to cover 291 meters in 3 minutes running at a steady speed down a moving sidewalk in the direction of the sidewalk's motion. Running at the same speed in the direction opposite to the sidewalk's movement, the child is able to cover 228 meters in 4 minutes. What is the child's running speed on a still ...
It takes a bus 10 hours to travel
It takes a bus 10 hours to travel from Chalfont to Ohio, driving at a speed of 30 mi/...
A kayaker paddled 2 hours with a 6 mph current in a river. The return trip against the same current took 3 ...
A plane flies 300 miles with a tail wind
A plane flies 300 miles with a tail wind of 1 hour. It takes the same plane 2 hours to fly the 300 miles when flying against the ...
A plane flies 450 miles with the wind
A plane flies 450 miles with the wind. 300 miles against the wind in the same length of time. If the speed of the wind is 20...
A motorboat at full throttle
A motorboat at full throttle takes two hours longer to travel 75 miles against the current than it takes to travel the same distance with the current.If the rate of the current is 5 ...
Alex rode his bicycle
Alex rode his bicycle 60 kilometers in 4 ...
A motorboat maintained a constant speed
A motorboat maintained a constant speed of 11 miles per hour relative to the water in going 18 miles upstream and the returning. The total time for the trip is 5.5...
A plane takes about 6 hours to fly
A plane takes about 6 hours to fly 2400 miles from NYC to Seattle, Washington. The plane travels with the same average airspeed on the return trip, but the flight takes 5 hours. Find the average airspeed of the ...
speed
The speed of an aeroplane in still air is 256m/h. The plan travels 618 miles against wind and 923 miles with wind in a total time of 13 ...
A plane travels 2500 miles against the wind
A plane travels 2500 miles against the wind in 5 hours, and 2200 miles in 4 hours with the ...
Doug`s average driving speed
Doug's average driving speed is 2 kilometers per hour faster than Mia's. In the same length of time it takes Doug to drive 498 kilometers, Mia drives only 486 ...
By increasing her usual speed
By increasing her usual speed by 25km/h, a bus driver decreases the time on a 25 km trip by 10 ...
An airplane flew for 6 hours against a tail wind
An airplane flew for 6 hours against a tail wind of 25 km/hr.The return trip was the same wind took 5 ...
The speed of train A is 18 mph slower
The speed of train A is 18 mph slower than the speed of train B. Train A travels 200 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 290 ...
How long does it take a bird
How long does it take a bird to fly 300km if it travels at a speed of 50 km/hr?
speed
A cruise ship traveled to Tahiti and back. The trip there took five hours and the trip back took four ...
Two missles are traveling towards each other
Two missles are traveling towards each other, one at a speed of 9000 miles per hour and one at 21,000 miles per hour. The missles start 1317 miles ...
Joe can pitch a baseball
Joe can pitch a baseball a distance of 48 meters in 1.5 ...
Mary left her home and averaged
Mary left her home and averaged 16 km/hr riding her bicycle on an uphill trip to Larry’s house. On the return trip over the same route, she averaged 20 km/hr. If it took 4 hr to make the return ...
An airplane is heading due north
An airplane is heading due north. The speed of the plane in still air is 560mph. The wind is blowing due east at 50...
An airplane flew for 6 hours against tail wind
An airplane flew for 6 hours against tail wind of 25 km/h. The return trip with same wind took 5 ...
speed
Kristin left the science museum and traveled toward the ferry office at an average speed of 60 mph.  Scott left two hours later and traveled in the opposite direction with an average speed of 60 mph.  Find the number of hours Scott needs to travel before they are 480 ...
A sky rocket is shot upward with a velocity
A sky rocket is shot upward with a velocity of 250 feet per second; how long will it take to reach a height of 650 feet?
Speed
Traveling 200 miles in 4 hours what would be your speed?
Grace`s average driving speed
Grace's average driving speed is 9 miles per hour faster than Thelma's. In the same length of time it takes Grace to drive 440 miles, Thelma only drives 368 ...
Matt says he is faster
Matt says he is faster than Alex. He rode 90 meters in 6 minutes. What is Matt's ...
How much time is saved
How much time is saved by driving 15 miles at 75mph instead of 60 mph?
On a 130 mile trip, Bob encountered a thunderstorm
On a 130 mile trip, Bob encountered a thunderstorm for 40 miles of the trip. During the storm Bob averaged 20mph slower than before. the trip took 2 1/2 hours or 150 ...
The speed of an airplane
The speed of an airplane in still air is 219 km/h. The plane travels 816 km against the wind and 1144 km with the wind in a total time of 14 ...
Jackie drives x distance at 50 miles per hour
Jackie drives x distance at 50 miles per hour and returns over the same route at 40 miles per ...
An airplane flies between two cities
An airplane flies between two cities that are 700 miles apart, traveling with a wind of 25 mi/h when going, and traveling against it when returning. The trip out takes 15 minuets less time than the return ...
If Bert the Bat travels eastward
If Bert the Bat travels eastward at 40mph with a tail wind of 6...
If Bert the Bat travels eastward
If Bert the Bat travels eastward at 40 mph with a tail wind of 6 ...
Matt says that he is faster than Alex
Matt says that he is faster than Alex. He rode his 90 meter in 6 ...
Richard bicycled a total of 135 miles
Richard bicycled a total of 135 miles in 8 hours on Saturday nd Sunday while training for a race. On Saturday, he rode for 75 miles on Sunday. He increased his speed from Saturday by 5 ...
If a plane flies eastward for four hours
If a plane flies eastward for four hours with a 60 mph tailwind and returns in five ...
During first part of canoe trip
During first part of canoe trip, may paddled 30km at a certain speed. She then traveled 40km at a speed of 5km/hr slower. If total time for trip is 6...
Into a headwind, the plane flew
Into a headwind, the plane flew 2000 miles in 5 hours. With a tailwind, the return trip took 4 ...
Two airplanes, one flying 500 mph
Two airplanes, one flying 500 mph and the other 400 mph, leave the same airport at different speeds 40 degrees ...
Two airplanes left the same airport
Two airplanes left the same airport in opposite directions. If one airplane averages 400 miles per hour and the other airplane averiages 250 miles per ...
Train A is going 8 mph slower than Train B
Train A is going 8 mph slower than Train B. Train A travels 200 miles. Train B travels 240 ...
Speed
A car at a certain speed travels 120 kilometers during the first part. On the second part it reduces its speed by 10 kph when it travels 100 ...
Speed
an airplane flew for 3 hours with a tail wind of 40km/hr the return flight against the same wind took 4 hours find the speed of the airplane in still air
Speed
An airplane flew 4 hours with a 25 mph tail wind. The return trip against the same wind took 5 ...
Speed
Mary left her home and averaged 18 km/hr riding her bicycle on an uphill trip to Larry's house.  On the return trip over the same route, she averaged 24 km/hr.  If it took her 4 hours to make the return ...
Speed
An airplane flew for 6 hours against a tail wind of 25 km/hr. The return trip with the same wind took 5 ...
Speed
A pilot can fly an airplane 2700 miles with the wind in the same time she can fly 2400 miles against the wind. I f the speed of the wind is 30 ...
Speed
An airplane flying into a headwind travels 344 miles in 2 hours and 52 minutes. On the return flight, the distance is traveled in 2 hours. Find the airspeed of the plane and the speed of the wind, assuming that both remain constant
Speed
an airplane flow 660 miles with the wind and then took 40 min longer for the return flight against this wind. find the plane flies 200 mile/hour in still ...
Speed
With a tailwind, a jet flew 2000 miles in 4 hours. The jet's return trip against the same wind required 5 hours. Find the jet speed and the wind ...
Speed
Cars A and B, each moving at 70 km/h, are approaching one another on a straight ...
Speed
It takes a private airplane 8.74 hours to make the 2100 mile flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles and 5 hours to make the return trip.  Assuming that the wind blows at a constant rate frojm Los Angeles to ...
Speed
Suppose it takes a small airplane flying with a head wind 16 hours to travel 1800 miles. However, when flying with a tail wind, the airplane can travel the same distance in only 9 ...
Speed
Two cars leave the airport and travel in opposite directions. The second car is traveling 31 mph faster than the first. After 3.2 hours, the two cars are 240 miles ...
Speed
a motorboat maintained a constant speed of 15 miles per hour relative to the water in going 10 miles upstream and then returning. The total time for the trip was 1.5 ...
Speed
a speed flying at 150 mph is hired to travel 3 hours sightseeing tour.  They travel north against a 30 mph North ...
Speed
It takes a plane flying at 450 mph 25 minutes longer to travel a certain distance than it takes a second plane to fly the same distance at 500 ...
Speed
An airplane flew for five hours with a tail wind of 25 km/h. The return flight against the same wind took 5.5 ...
Speed
an ultra light aircraft flies to a near by town that is 20 miles away in 2/5 hour with a tail wind. It can fly back home again when fighting a head wind in 1/2 hour. Find the airspeed of the ultra light aircraft and the wind speed. check your answer
Speed
Sally travels by car from one city to another.
She drives for 32.1 min at 91.7 km/h, 10.1 min
at 110 km/h, and 50.5 min at 57.4 km/h, and
she spends 24.0 min eating lunch and buying
gas.Find the average speed for the ...
Speed
the current in a stream moves at a speed of 2 km/h. A boaat travels 2 km uptream amnd 24 km downstream in a total time of eleven ...
Speed
tow planes leave simultaneosly from chicago's o'hare airfort, one flying due north and the other due east. the northbound plane is flying 50 miles per hour faster than the esatbound plane after 3 hours, the planes are 2440 miles ...
Speed
if a plane can travel 440 mph against the wind and 500 mph with the wind, find the speed of the wind and the speed of the plane in still air
Speed
if the wind is blowing at 48 feet per second, how many miles per is it
Speed
How much time is saved by driving 15 miles at 75 mph instead of 60 mph?
Speed
An airplane flying with a tail wind travels 240 miles in 1 hour. The return trip against the wind takes 1.5 ...
Speed
the speed of train a is 14 mph slower than the speed of train b. train a travels 190 miles in the same time it takes train b to travel 260 ...
Speed
A basketball player completed 46.7% of his field goals in the most recent season. He made 283 field goals. How many did he attempt?.
Speed
With a tailwind, a jet flew 2000 miles in 4 hours. The jet\'s return trip against the same wind required 5 hours. Find the jet speed and the wind ...
Speed
if a car travels 406 km in 7 ...
Speed
An airplanne flew a distance of 650km at an average speed of 300km/...
Speed
an airplane flew a distance of 650m at an average speed of 300km/...
Speed
Mary left her home and averaged 18 km/hr riding her bicycle on an uphill trip to Larry\'s house.  On the return trip over the same route, she averaged 24 km/hr.  If it took her 4 hours to make the return ...
Speed
A pitcher throws a baseball at 90 mi/h. How much time does it take to reach the batter 60 ...
Speed
an airpalne flew for 6 hours against a tail wind of 25km/hr. the return trip with the same wind took 5 ...

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