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Up a hill and down again 2017-09-17
From justina:
Jack and Jill travel up a hill at a speed of 2mi/h.they travel back down the hill at a speed of 4mi/h.what is their average speed for the entire trip? express your answer as a mixed number
Answered by Penny Nom.
Walking up and down a hill 2014-02-06
From flo:
michelle walks 4 km to the top of a hill at 3 km/h then immediately walks back down at an average speed of 5 km/h what is her average speed for the 8km walk
Answered by Penny Nom.
Using trig to find the height of a hill 2013-08-14
From Anna:
From the top of a hill, the angles of depression of two successive milestones on a level road, which leads straight away from the hill, are 5degrees and 15degrees respectively. Fine the height of the hill.
Suggestion: BE is drawn perpendicular to AD. Find BE, then BD, finally CD.

Thanks :)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Achilles and a turtle 2011-07-01
From Jean:
Achilles and a turtle are having a race. The turtle starts 45m ahead of Achilles and Achilles is twice as fast as the turtle. If turtle runs at 1m/s,how far would the turtle have run before he is outrun by Achilles?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The height of a hill 2010-03-26
From Amber:
A surveying team determines the height of a hill by placing a 12-foot pole at the top of the hill and measuring the angles of elevation to the bottom and to the top of the pole. They find the angels of elevation. Describe how to find the height of the hill.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Grade of a hill 2009-01-26
From rachel:
if the grade is 18%, how many feet would it fall vertically over a horizontal distance of 250 yards.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The percentage grade of that hill 2002-11-05
From Cathy:
If there is an 80ft climb over a kilometer(about 3280ft) what is the percentage grade of that hill?
Answered by Penny Nom.



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