Motion problems - 8th grade (13y) - math problems

  1. Two airports
    aircraft-02_13 Two airports are 2690 km away. From the first airport, the airplane flies at a speed of 600 km/h, from a second airplane at a speed of 780 km/h. When will they meet if they flew at 10:00? How far from the first airport?
  2. Cheetah vs antelope
    motion2 When the cheetah began chasing the antelope, the distance between them was 120 meters. Although the antelope was running at 72km/h, the cheetah caught up with it in 12 seconds. What speed was the cheetah running?
  3. Where and when
    cars The truck left Kremnica at 11:00 h at a speed of 60km/h. At 12:30 h, the passenger car started at an average speed of 80km/h. How many kilometers from Kremnica will the passenger car reach truck, and when?
  4. Ping time
    fibre 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
  5. Drive to NJ
    motion Ed drove to New Jersey at 30mph. He drove back home in 3 hours at 50 mph. How many hours did it take Ed to drive to New Jersey?
  6. Two ships
    ship Two ships sailed from Venice - a cargo speed of 10 knots and a ferry speed of 18 knots. At what time will the ferry catch up with the cargo ship if it sailed 10 hours later?
  7. Two cities
    cyclist_37 The distance between cities A and B is 132 km. At 9.00 am, the cyclist started the bike at an average speed of 24 km/h, and at 10.00 h started from the B cyclist at an average speed of 30 km/h. How long and far from A will they both meet?
  8. Motorcyclist
    motorbike_3 From Trutnov, the motorcyclist started at an average speed of 60km/hour. At 12.30hrs the passenger car was started at a speed of 80km/hour. How many hours and at what distance from Trutnov will car catch a motorcycle?
  9. Taxi
    linear_eq_1 A taxi ride costs $3 plus $2.50 per mile. Write and Graph an equation in two variables that represents the total cost of a taxi ride.
  10. The escalator
    eskalator 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 climb
  11. Cars 6
    car_15 At 9:00 am two cars started from the same town and traveled at a rate of 35 miles per hour and the other car traveled at a rate of 40 miles per hour. After how many hours will the cars be 30 miles apart?
  12. The swimmer
    river_3 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
  13. Cars speeds
    cars_17 Distance from city A to city B is 108 km. Two cars were simultaneously started from both places. The speed of a car coming from city A was 2 km/h higher than the second car. What was the speed of each car if they met in 54 minutes?
  14. Tourist
    tourist A tourist walked an average speed of 3.5 km/h route in 6 hours. Calculate how many hours he would have passed at an average speed of 5.5 km/h.
  15. Two buses
    bus27_14 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?
  16. Overtaking
    dopravni-znacka-zakaz-predjizdeni 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..
  17. 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 t
  18. Grandmother
    car_33 Mom walked out to visit her grandmother in a neighboring village 5km away and moved at a speed of 4km/h. An hour later, father drove down the same road at an average speed of 64km/h. 1) How long will take to catch mom die? 2) What is the approximate dis
  19. Klara
    tourists_6 Klara and Jitka went on a hiking trip at 13 o'clock at speed 5km/h. At 14 o'clock, Tomas ride on the bike at an average speed of 28 km/h. How many hours and at what distance from the beginning of the road Tomáš caught the two girls?
  20. Cyclists and walkers
    time_1 A group of tourists started at 8:00 at speed 4 km/h walk. At half-past ten, another group started on a bike and caught up with a group of tourists at 10:50. What was the average speed of cyclists?

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