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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Well, there are many velocity formulas, but let us focus on this formula :

distance

velocity = -----------

time

Let's start.

**How many per minute?**

1) Distance = 500 meters and Time = 15 minutes

How many meters per minute?

2) Distance = 88 kilometers and Time = 4 minutes and 40 seconds

How many kilometers per minute?

3) Distance = 17.5 kilometers and Time = 3 minutes

How many kilometers per minute?

**How many per hour?**

4) Distance = 117 kilometers and Time = 9 hours

How many kilometers per hour?

5) Distance = 975 meters and Time = 1 hour and 20 minutes

How many meters per hour?

6) Distance = 400 miles and Time = 1 day

How many miles per hour?

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**stapel****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-22
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julianthemath wrote:

Well, there are many velocity formulas, but let us focus on this formula :

distance

velocity = -----------

timeLet's start.

For a start, what have you tried so far? Where are you stuck?

**How many per minute?**

julianthemath wrote:

1) Distance = 500 meters and Time = 15 minutes

How many meters per minute?

What did you get when you divided?

julianthemath wrote:

2) Distance = 88 kilometers and Time = 4 minutes and 40 seconds

How many kilometers per minute?

What portion of a minute is forty seconds? What did you get when you divided?

julianthemath wrote:

3) Distance = 17.5 kilometers and Time = 3 minutes

How many kilometers per minute?

Hint: Divide.

julianthemath wrote:

How many per hour?4) Distance = 117 kilometers and Time = 9 hours

How many kilometers per hour?

Hint: Divide.

julianthemath wrote:

5) Distance = 975 meters and Time = 1 hour and 20 minutes

How many meters per hour?

Hint: Convert the minutes to a decimal portion of an hour. Then divide.

julianthemath wrote:

6) Distance = 400 miles and Time = 1 day

How many miles per hour?

Hint: Convert the day into hours. Then divide.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Since it is in the Exercises section, I would presume he meant for us to solve it for practice.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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1 small thing by the way. Velocity is displacement over time.

*Last edited by Shivamcoder3013 (2013-05-10 00:40:07)*

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Oh, please tell bobbym to close the topic, I'm starting to cause trouble.

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

No need to close it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Why?

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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To close it there would have to be some trouble in it or no replies by other posters.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Hi; I apologize for making you think I wanted to get this thread closed. I simply told you to make a slight change in the original post sice velocity is a vector.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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What vector? I don't know much about it.

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