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Videos, worksheets, solutions, and activities to help Algebra students learn about rate, time, distance word problems.

Rate-Time-Distance Problem 4

Solves this word problem using uniform motion rt = d formula.

Example: Andy and Beth are at opposite ends of a 18-mile country road with plans to leave at the same time running toward each other to meet. Andy runs 7 mph while Beth runs 5 mph. How long after they begin will they meet?

Example: A car and a bus set out at 2 pm from the same spot, headed in the same direction. The average speed of the car is twice the average speed of the bus. After 2 hours, the car is 68 miles ahead of the bus. Find the rate of the bus and the car.

Example: A plane flew from one city to another city averaging 150 mph. Later, it flew back to the first city averaging 100 mph. The total flying time was 5 hours. How far apart are the cities?

This video shows an example about finding the speed of the current of stream.

Example: The speed of a boat in still water is 10 mph. It travels 24 miles upstream and 24 miles downstream in 5 hours. What is the speed of the current?

You can use the Mathway widget below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem. Then click "Answer" to check your answer.