Motion Problem

07 - A Man Covers an Unknown Distance at Different Rates

Problem
A man covers the distance A to B in 5 hours and 30 minutes. During the second half of the distance he traveled 1/2 kilometer less per hour than during the first half. In the return trip from B to A, by traveling 1 km/hr faster than during the first half of his trip from A to B, he consumed 3-3/4 hours. Determine the distance AB.
 

06 - The Battleship Was Brought to Full Stop After 1 Hour of Voyage

Problem
A battleship started on a 500-mile voyage but was brought to full stop an hour after starting for military reasons, delaying it for full hour, after which it was ordered to proceed at a reduced velocity equivalent to 75% of its former rate. The ship arrived at its destination 3 hours and 3 quarters after scheduled time. If it was desired for the ship to arrive one hour and a quarter sooner, how far from the destination should the ship have been ordered stopped?
 

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