Velocity - math word problems

The velocity of an object is the time rate of change of its position. Velocity is a specification of an object's speed and direction of motion (e.g. 20 m/s to the south).

In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity (the rate of change of its position) - scalar.

Number of problems found: 340

  • 3 pupils
    meter_1 3 pupils cleaned 10 meters of the stream in 1 hour. How many meters of the stream will clean 18 students in 4 hours?
  • The swallow
    lastovicka The swallow will fly 2.8 km per minute. How many km will the swallow fly in one hour?
  • Cyclist 12
    cyclist What is the average speed of a cycle traveling at 20 km in 60 minutes in km/h?
  • Sound speed in Earth
    speed_1 Through the surface layers of the Earth, sound propagates 13 times faster than through air. During the geological survey, the charge exploded 1.7 km from the measuring station. How long does it take between the vibration of the soil at the measuring point
  • 2 cyclists and car
    cyclist_1 One cyclist rides at a constant speed over a bridge. It is 100 meters long. When he is 40 meters behind him, he meets an oncoming cyclist who is riding at the same speed. The car travels along the bridge in the same direction as the first cyclist at a spe
  • Cable car
    lanovka The cable car will carry 1280 passengers in 40 minutes. How many people will be transported in 2.5 hours?
  • Journey to spa
    car_1 Mr. Dvorak took his wife to the spa and the journey took 3.5 hours. On the way back, he drove 12 km/h faster and was home in 3 hours. At what speed did he go to the spa and at what speed did he return?
  • Hiking trip
    walker Rosie went on a hiking trip. The first day she walked 18kilometers. Each day since she walked 90 percent of what she walked the day before. What is the total distance Rosie has traveled by the end of the 10th day? Round your final answer to the nearest ki
  • Self-oscillation period
    lambda The water in the vessel carried by the boy has a self-oscillation period of 0.8 s. What is the size of the boy's movement speed when the length of the boy's step is 60 cm? Give the result in m/s.
  • Train delay
    trains_1 Due to a breakdown, the train lost 16 minutes of standing on the track behind Brno. He "eliminated" this delay so that after the start, the 80 km long section went at a speed 10 km/h higher than originally planned. What speed was it and what was it suppos
  • The fastest
    ship The fastest boat can reach speeds more than 710% as fast as the Queen Mary 2. How would you express this number as a fraction and as a decimal?
  • Magnitude of angle
    clocks What magnitude has an obtuse angle enclosed by the hands of clocks at 12:20 hours?
  • Rate 3
    time_1 A liquid is heated at a rate of 5 degrees Celsius per minute. If the temperature now is at 39 degrees Celsius, after how long will the temperature be 94 degrees Celsius?
  • 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 clim
  • The shooter
    terc2 The shooter heard the impact of the bullet on the target in one second after the shot. The bullet was moving at an average speed of 500 m/s. Calculate with speed of sound of 340 m/s. Determine the distance of the target.
  • On the
    aircraft-02 On the map of Europe made at a scale of 1: 4000000, the distance between Bratislava and Paris is 28 cm. At what time an airplane flying at 800 km/h will fly this journey?
  • Two trains
    trains_1 The train runs at speed v1 = 72 km/h. The passenger, sitting in the train, observed that a train long l = 75m in 3 s passed on the other track in the opposite direction. Calculate the speed of this train.
  • A particle
    integral_speed A particle moves in a straight line so that its velocity (m/s) at time t seconds is given by v(t) = 3t2-4t-4, t>0. Initially the particle is 8 meters to the right of a fixed origin. After how many seconds is the particle at the origin?
  • 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?
  • A cold front
    cold_front At 1:00 PM, the temperature was at 46 degrees. Then, a cold front moved in and decreased the temperature 12 degrees per hour. The temperature at 6:00 PM = _____ degrees.

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