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
Since 1950, Don McNea fire school has prepared over 40,000 fire applicants with our entry level seminars and products. Go to our website at www.fireprep.com and register for our free fireprep e-mail newsletter.
Our newsletter contains helpful exam strategies covering the complete testing process.
You also will be entered in our weekly drawing for a free copy of our Encyclopedia of Firefighter examinations and Psychological audiotape or CD exam prep.
You have nothing to lose and you will only increase your chances of obtaining the best job in the world. Click on our website below to enter. Good luck!!!!
Don McNea Fire School
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 1 of 1
Thread: Time/distance math problems
07-09-2004, 09:02 AM #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2002
- Cleveland, Ohio
Time/distance math problems
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)