Harmonic mean + motion problems - examples
- Water current speed.
Two cities along the river are 100 km apart. The powerboat downstream runs for 4 hours, upstream for 10 hours. Determines the river's current speed.
- Express train
International express train drove from Kosice to Teplice. In the first 279 km, the track was repaired, and therefore it was moving at a speed of 10km/h less than it was scheduled to drive. The rest of the 465 km trip has increased the speed by 8 km/h than.
Cyclist goes uphill 10 km for 50 minutes and downhill minutes for 29 minutes, both applied to the pedals same force. How long he pass 10 km by plane?
Car goes from point A to point B at speed 86 km/h and back 53 km/h. If they goes there and back at speed 67 km/h trip would take 10 minutes shorter. What is distance between points A and B?
- Pedestrian up-down hill
Pedestrian goes for a walk first at plane at 4 km/h, then uphill 3 km/h. Then it is in the middle of the route, turns back and goes downhill at speed 6 km/h. Total walk was 6 hours. How many kilometers went pedestrian?
Between the two ports on the river is going steamship. The journey there and back takes 8:42. Downstream steamship traveling at 20 km/h, upstream 9 km/h. What is the distance between the ports?
What is the average speed of the car, where half of the distance covered passed at speed 66 km/h and the other half at 86 km/h.
- Three drivers
Three driversdriving the same direction found that they have same amounth of gasoline. The first is enough to go 6 km, 4 km second and third 3km. Gasoline they divided so all three just drove to the nearest petrol station. How many km away was a petrol sta
- Forth and back
Car goes from point A to point B at speed 78 km/h and back at 82 km/h. If went there and back at speed 81 km/h journey would take five minutes less. What is the distance between points A and B?
- ICE train
German runways test a new ICE train between Munich and Berlin. The train runs to Berlin at a slow speed of 100 km/h. Back from Berlin goes faster. How quickly did the train have to go on a return trip so that the total average train speed for both journeys
- Grass garden
Mr. Grass would itself be mowed garden for 5 hours. His son Michael could do it for 7 hours. They agreed that they wake up at 5 am and begins to mow together. Ms. Grass needs drive into town at 8.30. Michael says that at that time they're done with work..
- Timber log
The ship goes from point x to y. Downstream it takes 4 hours, upstream 6 hours. How long does it take from a point x to y a log?
The airplane from Prague to Bratislava was flying at a speed of 60 km/h less and back by 70 km/h greater than the original speed. What was the original speed if the plane returned to Prague according to the timetable?
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