Thread: Time/distance math problems
07-09-2004, 08:02 AM #1
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- Cleveland, Ohio
Time/distance math problems
We have had a few e-mails lately asking for the formula to determine time/distance math problems.
Below is an example and the answer for these types of word problems.
Engine 39 from station 7 is responding to a dumpster fire traveling at 35 MPH. The dumpster is located exactly 7 miles away from the station, on the southwest corner of the city. How long would it take engine 39 to reach the dumpster?
Step one: 60 (always divide 60 by whatever the MPH are.) divided by 35 (speed in MPH) = 1.7
Step two: 1.7 is then multiplied by the distance traveled which in this case is 7 miles.
Answer= 11.9 minutes
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