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Kuta Software - Infinite Algebra 2**Distance**/**Rate**/**Time** **Word** **Problems**1) A container ship left the Dania Pier andtraveled north. An aircraft carrier left fourhours later traveling at 30 mph in an effortto catch up to the container ship. Aftertraveling for eight hours the aircraft carrierfinally caught up. What was the containership's average speed?Name___________________________________Date________________2) A cruise ship made a trip to Guam and back.The trip there took 12 hours and the tripback took nine hours. It averaged 20 km/hon the return trip. Find the average speed ofthe trip there.Period____3) Scott left the airport and traveled toward thetrain station. Three hours later Castel lefttraveling at 50 mph in an effort to catch upto Scott. After traveling for two hoursCastel finally caught up. What was Scott'saverage speed?4) Jose traveled to the town hall and back. Thetrip there took five hours and the trip backtook four hours. He averaged 35 km/h onthe return trip. Find the average speed ofthe trip there.5) Perry left school driving toward the lake onehour before Jaidee. Jaidee drove in theopposite direction going 6 mph slower thenPerry for one hour after which time theywere 174 mi. apart. What was Perry'sspeed?6) Wilbur left the hardware store and traveledtoward the recycling plant at an averagespeed of 33 km/h. Mary left two hours laterand traveled in the same direction but withan average speed of 55 km/h. How long didWilbur travel before Mary caught up?

7) An aircraft carrier left Hawaii traveling westseven hours before a container ship. Thecontainer ship traveled in the oppositedirection going 5 km/h slower then theaircraft carrier for six hours after which timethe ships were 540 km apart. Find theaircraft carrier's speed.8) A submarine left the Azores and traveledwest. Three hours later an aircraft carrierleft traveling 3 mph faster in an effort tocatch up to it. After seven hours the aircraftcarrier finally caught up. Find thesubmarine's average speed.9) Jimmy drove to his cabin on the lake andback. It took 0.6 hours longer to go therethan it did to come back. The average speedon the trip there was 46 km/h. The averagespeed on the way back was 52 km/h. Howmany hours did the trip there take?10) Anjali traveled to the recycling plant andback. The trip there took 5.8 hours and thetrip back took 5.1 hours. She averaged 7mph faster on the return trip than on theoutbound trip. What was Anjali's averagespeed on the outbound trip?11) A fishing boat left Hawaii traveling west 0.5hours before a cruise ship. The cruise shiptraveled in the opposite direction going 12.5km/h faster then the fishing boat for 11hours after which time the ships were 322km apart. What was the fishing boat'sspeed?12) A diesel train left the station traveling north1.5 hours before a freight train. The freighttrain traveled in the opposite direction going6 km/h faster then the diesel train for twohours after which time the trains were 312.3km apart. Find the diesel train's speed.

Kuta Software - Infinite Algebra 2**Distance**/**Rate**/**Time** **Word** **Problems**1) A container ship left the Dania Pier andtraveled north. An aircraft carrier left fourhours later traveling at 30 mph in an effortto catch up to the container ship. Aftertraveling for eight hours the aircraft carrierfinally caught up. What was the containership's average speed?Name___________________________________Date________________2) A cruise ship made a trip to Guam and back.The trip there took 12 hours and the tripback took nine hours. It averaged 20 km/hon the return trip. Find the average speed ofthe trip there.15 km/hPeriod____20 mph3) Scott left the airport and traveled toward thetrain station. Three hours later Castel lefttraveling at 50 mph in an effort to catch upto Scott. After traveling for two hoursCastel finally caught up. What was Scott'saverage speed?20 mph4) Jose traveled to the town hall and back. Thetrip there took five hours and the trip backtook four hours. He averaged 35 km/h onthe return trip. Find the average speed ofthe trip there.28 km/h5) Perry left school driving toward the lake onehour before Jaidee. Jaidee drove in theopposite direction going 6 mph slower thenPerry for one hour after which time theywere 174 mi. apart. What was Perry'sspeed?60 mph6) Wilbur left the hardware store and traveledtoward the recycling plant at an averagespeed of 33 km/h. Mary left two hours laterand traveled in the same direction but withan average speed of 55 km/h. How long didWilbur travel before Mary caught up?5 hours

7) An aircraft carrier left Hawaii traveling westseven hours before a container ship. Thecontainer ship traveled in the oppositedirection going 5 km/h slower then theaircraft carrier for six hours after which timethe ships were 540 km apart. Find theaircraft carrier's speed.30 km/h8) A submarine left the Azores and traveledwest. Three hours later an aircraft carrierleft traveling 3 mph faster in an effort tocatch up to it. After seven hours the aircraftcarrier finally caught up. Find thesubmarine's average speed.7 mph9) Jimmy drove to his cabin on the lake andback. It took 0.6 hours longer to go therethan it did to come back. The average speedon the trip there was 46 km/h. The averagespeed on the way back was 52 km/h. Howmany hours did the trip there take?5.2 hours10) Anjali traveled to the recycling plant andback. The trip there took 5.8 hours and thetrip back took 5.1 hours. She averaged 7mph faster on the return trip than on theoutbound trip. What was Anjali's averagespeed on the outbound trip?51 mph11) A fishing boat left Hawaii traveling west 0.5hours before a cruise ship. The cruise shiptraveled in the opposite direction going 12.5km/h faster then the fishing boat for 11hours after which time the ships were 322km apart. What was the fishing boat'sspeed?8.2 km/h12) A diesel train left the station traveling north1.5 hours before a freight train. The freighttrain traveled in the opposite direction going6 km/h faster then the diesel train for twohours after which time the trains were 312.3km apart. Find the diesel train's speed.54.6 km/h