The escalator

I run up the escalator at a constant speed in the direction of the stairs and write down the number of steps A we climbed. Then we turn around and run it at the same constant speed in the opposite direction and write down the number of steps B that I climbed. If A = 24 and B = 264, how many steps are visible at any one time on the escalator?

Correct result:

x =  144


x = 24+v
x = 264-v

v-x = -24
v+x = 264

v = 120
x = 144

Our linear equations calculator calculates it.

We would be pleased if you find an error in the word problem, spelling mistakes, or inaccuracies and send it to us. Thank you!

Showing 1 comment:
Math student


Tips to related online calculators
Looking for help with calculating arithmetic mean?
Looking for a statistical calculator?
Do you have a linear equation or system of equations and looking for its solution? Or do you have quadratic equation?
Do you want to convert length units?
Do you want to convert velocity (speed) units?

We encourage you to watch this tutorial video on this math problem: video1

Next similar math problems:

  • Two trains
    rjet Through the bridge, long l = 240m, the train passes through the constant speed at time t1 = 21s. A train running along the traffic lights at the edge of the bridge passes the same speed at t2 = 9s. a) What speed v did the train go? b) How long did it take
  • Direct route
    tourists From two different places A and B connected by a direct route, Adam (from city A) and Bohus (from city B) started at a constant speed. As Adam continued to go from A to B, Bohus turned around at the time of their meeting and at the same speed he returned
  • Pedestrian up-down hill
    peak 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?
  • Water current
    river John swims upstream. After a while, he passes the bottle, from that moment he floats for 20 minutes in the same direction. He then turns around and swims back, and from the first meeting with the bottle, he sails 2 kilometers before he reaches the bottle.
  • Motion2
    car_cycle 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?
  • Double-track line
    trains A 160 m long passenger train runs on a double-track line in one direction at a constant speed of 54 km/h, and a 240 m long express train in the opposite direction. a) How fast is the express train if passing the passenger train driver for 6 s? b) How long
  • Forth and back
    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?
  • Three drivers
    gas_car 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 st
  • Pool
    pool If water flows into the pool by two inlets, fill the whole for 19 hours. The first inlet filled pool 5 hour longer than the second. How long pool take to fill with two inlets separately?
  • Highway tunnel
    tunnel_1 The highway tunnel was built from two ends in the north-south direction. The average daily performance of the "northern party" rasters was higher than the average daily power of the "southern party" of the rasters. After 55 business days, both parties met
  • Two cities
    cars_30 The car goes from city A to city B at an average speed of 70 km/h, back at an average speed of 50 km/h. If it goes to B and back at an average speed of 60 km/h, the whole ride would take 8 minutes less. What is the distance between cities A and B?
  • ICE train
    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 journey
  • Two math problems
    coins 1) The sum of twice a number and -6 is nine more than the opposite of that number. Find the number. 2) A collection of 27 coins, all nickels, and dimes, is worth $2.10. How many of each coin are there? The dime, in United States usage, is a ten-cent coin.
  • Chickens and rabbits
    pipky In the yard were chickens and rabbits. Together they had 27 heads and 86 legs. How many chickens and how many rabbits were in the yard?
  • Car
    american-cars 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?
  • Paul and Honza
    tchata Honza went to chat on a bike without a break 4.0 hours. Paul the same way without breaks 50 minutes longer. The difference between the speeds of the two boys was the one kilometer per hour. How fast was Paul, if you know that the speed of the boys did not
  • Long bridge
    bridge Roman walked on the bridge. When he heard the whistle, he turned and saw running Kamil at the beginning of the bridge. If he went to him, they would meet in the middle of the bridge. Roman, however, rushed and so did not want to waste time returning 150m.