Practice Problems: Motion

 

      

1. Tonya and Freda drive away from Norfolk on the same road in the same direction. If Tonya is averaging 52 mph and Freda is averaging 65 mph, how long will it take tofor them to be 39 miles apart?

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2. Tonya and Freda drive away from Norfolk on the same road in opposite directions. If Tonya is averaging 52 mph and Freda is averaging 65 mph, how ong will it take them to be 39 miles apart? Round your answer off to the nearest minute.          Answer

                                  

3. Bernadette drove 120 miles. The first part of the trip she averaged 60 mph, but on the second part of the trip she ran into some congestion and averaged 48 mph. If the total driving time was 2.2 hours, how much time did she spend at 60 mph?    

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4. Dr. John left New Orleans at 12 noon. His drummer left at 1:00 traveling 9 mph faster. If the drummer passed Dr. John at 6:00, what was the average speed of each? Answer

                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                

     

Math 03 Problem-Solving Menu
Created by: Marcia Tharp
Revised on: 10.14.02 by Dr. Marcia Tharp
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