# Motion problems - examples

- Clock's gears

In the clock machine, three gears fit together. The largest has 168 teeth, the middle 90 teeth, and the smallest 48 teeth. The middle wheel turns around its axis in 90 seconds. How many times during the day do all the gears meet in the starting position? - Overtaking

On the direct road, the passenger car overtakes the slower bus by starting to overtake 20 meters from the bus and after passing it ahead of it again 20 meters away. The car overtakes at a steady speed of 72 km/h, the bus goes at a steady speed of 54 km/h.. - The swimmer

The swimmer swims at a constant speed of 0.85 m/s relative to water flow. The current speed in the river is 0.40 m/s, the river width is 90 m. a) What is the resulting speed of the swimmer with respect to the tree on the riverbank when the swimmer motion - The position

The position of a body at any time T is given by the displacement function S=t^{3}-2t^{2}-4t-8. Find its acceleration at each instant time when the velocity is zero. - Ping time

Calculate theoretical ping time between Orlando and Shenzhen which is 14102 km distant. Ping time measures the round-trip time for small messages sent from the origin to a destination that is echoed back to the source. The name comes from active sonar term - Bicycle gear

The pedal bicycle wheel has 56 teeth and a rear 20 gear tooth. How many times does the bicycle wheel turn when you make 20 turns of the pedal wheel? - Cross road

From the junction of two streets that are perpendicular to each other, two cyclists (each on another street) walked out. One ran 18 km/h and the second 24 km/h. How are they away from a) 6 minutes, b) 15 minutes? - Two buses

The first bus runs 15 minutes the second bus runs after 21 minutes. Together they both leave at 7:00 on Monday. When and what day will they meet? - Motion problem

From Levíc to Košíc go car at speed 81 km/h. From Košíc to Levíc go another car at speed 69 km/h. How many minutes before the meeting will be cars 27 km away? - Bus vs. train

Bus started from point A 10 minutes before the train started from the same place. The bus went an average speed of 49 km/h, train 77 km/h. To point B train and bus arrived simultaneously. Calculate time of train journey, if train and bus travelled the. - Movement

From the crossing of two perpendicular roads started two cyclists (each at different road). One runs at average speed 24 km/h, the second at average speed 16 km/h. Determine the distance between them after 35 minutes cycling. - Motion2

Cyclist started out of town at 19 km/h. After 0.7 hours car started behind him in the same direction and caught up with him for 23 minutes. How fast and how long went car from the city to caught cyclist? - Two cars

Two cars started against each other at the same time to journey long 293 km. First car went 41 km/h and second 41 km/h. What distance will be between this cars 20 minutes before meet? - Cyclist

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

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? - Reconstruction of the corridor

Calculate how many minutes will be reduced to travel 187 km long railway corridor, where the maximum speed increases from 120 km/h to 160 km/h. Calculate how many minutes will shorten travel time, if we consider that the train must stop at 6 stations, eac - Trolleybus

Trolleybus line No. 207 measured 20 km. If the trolleybus go faster by 9 km/h, the way there and back would is shorter by 20 minutes. Calculate the trolleybus speed and how much time it takes a return trip. - The cyclist

The cyclist went from village to town. First half of journey went at 20 km/h. The second half of the journey, which mostly fell, went at 39 km/h. All journey took 88 minutes. Calculate the distance from the village to the town. - Car range

Calculate the maximum range of car, if you can spend 10 euros, price of diesel is 1.55 Eur/l and car consumption is 3 l/100 km.

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