







What is the diameter of the observable universe? 
20180527 

From peter: The diameter of the observable universe is calculated to be 92 billion light years. What would that distance be in miles given a light year is 6 trillion miles? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Yards per second to miles per hour 
20170511 

From Scott: If a soccer ball travels 30 yards or roughly .017 miles in 2 seconds how fast was the ball going in mph? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Feet per second to miles per hour 
20170127 

From ron: if a vehicle travels 50 feet in 2.5 seconds what is the speed in mph.
3600 sec in hour /5280 feet in a mile i get .68181818. how do i figure the 2.5
seconds. all the calculators I've used show 34 mph is that correct or am i forgetting the 2.5 second. please help. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Acres and miles 
20161130 

From Carolyn: If I am running a pipeline of 1,100 miles, how many one acre plots will it take to cover this distance?
Carolyn Answered by Penny Nom. 





A search area 
20160813 

From tammy: if your searching an area and you go 300 km from point A and search 380° what or how much area would you search? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The length of an 80 acre piece of land 
20160121 

From Eugene: Have to clear a piece of land 80 acres by 500 feet wide. What is the length of the property? Thanks Gene Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of Lake Utah 
20150129 

From Hannan: Lake Utah has a surface area of 3,846 square miles and an average depth of 10.5 feet. In cubic miles, how much water does it hold?
How would you approach this question? Where would you start? Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





Miles per minute to miles per hour 
20130908 

From Adam: Convert 250 miles per min to miles per hour Answered by Penny Nom. 





How fast am i driving? 
20120518 

From bozenga: How fast am I driving if I cover 40 feet in .1 seconds (1/10th of a second)? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Liters and gallons 
20120420 

From ann: the fuel tank of jacks car hold 72 litres when full jack uses half a tank of fuel he travels240 miles how many miles does he cover for each gallon of fuel Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fencing a park 
20110307 

From taniel: Find the number of feet of fence needed to fence a park that is 1 3/8 mi long and 5/8 wide. Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is its speed in miles per hour? 
20110106 

From Miriam: An airliner travels 125miles in 15minutes. What is its speed in miles per hour? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What are the speeds of the boats? 
20101021 

From Adori: Two boats leave the port of San Francisco traveling in opposite directions at the same time. One boat travels 8 knots per hour faster than
the other. After one day's travel they are 1920 nautical miles apart. What are the speeds of the boats? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the average speed? 
20100921 

From Cindy: A boat travels downstream m nautical miles at d knots. It travels upstream m nautical miles at u knots. What is the average speed for the entire trip? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Going to the bike shop 
20100607 

From Omi: Marie rode her bicycle from her home to the bicycle shop in town and then walked back home. If she averaged 6 miles per hour riding and 3 miles per hour walking, how far is it from her home to the bicycle shop if her total travel time was 1 hour? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do you convert cents/mile to dollars / hour? 
20090826 

From seanna: how do you convert cents/mile to dollars / hour Answered by Penny Nom. 





Miles per hour and feet per second 
20090422 

From mary: A car traveling at 60 miles per hour, how many feet per second has it traveled? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Miles per hour to kilometers per second 
20090217 

From Tamara: If a car goes 60 miles in an hour how many kilometres will it go in a second? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A one cubic mile lake 
20090109 

From dye: how many liters are in a one cubic mile lake Answered by Robert Dawson. 





660 yards = ?? miles 
20090108 

From Ashley: How do I convert yards to miles, specifically, 660 yards = x miles. Please show work so I can figure other problems out. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The average rate of change of gasoline used 
20081006 

From JHulie: What is the average rate of change of gasoline used, measured in miles per gallons
if you travel 212 miles, then you fill your gas tank up again and it takes 10.8 gallons.
If you designate your change in distance as 212 miles and your change in gallons as 10.8? Answered by Penny Nom. 





3 miles in 6 seconds 
20080905 

From Grant: if a rocket sled is traveling 3 miles in 6 seconds, how fast is it going in miles per hour? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Metres and miles 
20080818 

From Bill: I enter a race that is 10,000 meters long,how many miles do i have to run? Answered by Victoria West. 





Square miles 
20080806 

From Koni: I'm trying to figure out the distance our buses travel throughout our district to pick up students for school. How do you figure square miles?
If our district measures 6 1/2 miles wide and 2 3/4 miles deep, what is our total square miles? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Miles per hour 
20080701 

From Nedra: If I walk 1 mile and 2/10ths in 20 minutes how fast am I going?
AND how many calories have I burned off? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Kilometers per liters to miles per gallon 
20080626 

From margaret: we travelled 130 kilometers on 10 liters of gas. How many miles to the gallon did I get Answered by Penny Nom. 





Acres and square miles 
20080625 

From Jill: how many miles are in 417 acres Answered by Penny Nom. 





1 mile per minute 
20080401 

From jennifer: If you are traveling at 1 mile per minute how fast would you need to be going Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Light years to miles 
20080324 

From Robert: HOW MANY MILES ARE THERE IN 7.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Answered by Penny Nom. 





What was the ostrich's speed in miles per hour? 
20080303 

From jacob: If it took an ostrich 2.5 seconds to travel 110 feet and the average speed is 44 feet/ seconds, what was the ostrich's speed in miles per hour? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The distance around a building 
20080206 

From olivia: If you walk around a building that is 102,869 sq ft, how many miles is that? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Meters per second to miles per hour 
20071108 

From Niecey: If Greg was timed at 0.91 seconds for 10 meters running the 100 meter dash, at that speed, could he pass a car traveling 15 miles per hour in a school zone? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Metres per minute to miles per hour 
20070920 

From Angela: If a person is traveling 150 meters per minute, what is their speed in miles per hour? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Harley Weston. 





What is the bearing from the port to the ship? 
20070718 

From fhay: A ship leaves a port and sails for 4 hours on a course of 78 degrees at 18 knots. Then the ship changes its course to 168 degrees and sails for 6 hours at 16 knots. After 10 hours(a) what is the distance of the ship from a port and (b) what is the bearing from the port to the ship? Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many acres is 1.8 sq miles? 
20070619 

From Jordanne: How many acres is 1.8sq miles? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Walk around a 14 acre perimeter 
20070224 

From Maria: How many times would you have to walk around a 14 acre perimeter in order to walk 1 mile? Answered by Penny Nom. 





converting square miles into square meters 
20070127 

From Susan: how do you convert square miles into square meters Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Miles, square feet and acres 
20061218 

From Emily: How do you convert miles to square feet? I have to convert 2.86 miles to square feet and then convert 72.5 acres to square feet and add them together. I looked on your website and what does the word hence mean? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many miles has he walked? 
20060819 

From Ed: If a man is mowing a 100' x 100' yard with a 20" push mower, how many miles has he walked when the yard is completely mowed? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





How many miles are there in 30 furlongs? 
20060722 

From Jennifer: If there are 8 furlongs in a mile, how many miles are there in 30 furlongs? Answered by Steve La Rocque and Paul Betts. 





5 square miles or a 5mile square? 
20060503 

From Rosemary: I am an interpreter in our Historical Museum. From what I received, I have always told my guests that when the Connecticut Land Company sold the Western Reserve land, 5 square miles constituted a township. I was corrected yesterday by someone who said it should have been a 5mile square. What is the difference? Hope you can help. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How wide is this runway? 
20060427 

From Sam: A runway is 3.75 miles long and covers a total of 5.6 acres. What is the width of the runway? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





George and his car 
20060310 

From Catrina: George's car gets 3 more miles per gallon during highway driving that it does during city driving. Recently he drove 112 miles on a highway and 150 miles in the city and used exactly 10 gallons of gas. How many miles per gallon does his car get during city driving? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





51 acres 
20060115 

From A landowner: i just wanna know how many miles are surrounding my 51 acres? a simple answer will do. thanks:) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Blocks in a mile in Phoenix Arizona 
20051130 

From Rita: How many blocks are there in a mile in our city of Phoenix, Az.? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is 2,500 X 6 trillion miles? 
20050915 

From Roly: ANDROMEDA Galaxy is 2,500 light years away. A light year is 6 trillion miles. What is 2,500 X 6 trillion miles in a mathematical number? Answered by Penny Nom. 





One square mile 
20050911 

From Rudy: I know that there are 27,878,400 sq ft in a square mile and that there are 640 acres in a sq mile. But how do I figure out the measurement of each acre. If I could make every acre a square what would it's measurement be? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A typical farm 
20050901 

From Pagedi: A typical farm is about 700 acres. How many square miles is this? Please show me the work so, that I will know I to perform this problem myself. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Acres and miles 
20040811 

From A student: How many acres are in 1 mile? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Acres and square miles 
20040217 

From Richard:
How many acres are in .17 square miles? and How many acres are in .6 square miles?
The two areas I am requesting information about are Vatican City and San Marino, the two smallest countries in the world. If I can transfer the sq. miles into acres , I can relate the size of these countries to our school grounds and the students will better understand their sizes.
Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the speed of the automobile? 
20040120 

From Rita: An automobile travels toward Nashville from Cookeville. It takes 33 minutes to travel from Cookeville to Manchester, which is a 36 mile distance. If the driver continues at this pace, what is the speed of the automobile? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic furlongs 
20040111 

From A student: 1 mile=8 furlongs, how many cubic furlongs in a cubic mile? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A radio controled car 
20030608 

From Robert: I have a radio controled car (scale size 1/43). This car can travel 490 ft. per minute. I would like to know how fast that is at that scale size in miles per hour (and Kilometers per hour)? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A section of land 
20030225 

From Bev: How many acres in a section of land? How many square miles is in a secion of land? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Miles per hour 
20021128 

From Liz: If a car has traveled 16 miles in 30 minutes, how many miles per hour did they go? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Kilometers to miles 
20021009 

From A student: how many miles are in 16 kilometers? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





How many cubic feet are in a cubic mile? 
20020830 

From William: How many cubic feet are in a cubic mile? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Miles and kilometers 
20020122 

From Dennis: I'm in the middle of purchasng a vehicle and it was built in Canada. Therefore it is in kilometers and not in miles. I forgot how many kilometers are in a mile. It registers as 183,049 kilometers. Answered by Penny Nom and Judi McDonald. 





Acres 
20011010 

From Allison: how many feet are there in an acre? Answered by Chris Fisher. 





How many acres are in a square mile? 
20010504 

From Terri: How many acres are in a square mile? Answered by Judi McDonald. 





Conversions 
20010124 

From Tanya: I have 2 questions  covert 628 kilometers to miles.(round off your answer to two decimal places.)
 a new clerk in your office is to earn $200 per week. If she works 30.5 hours each week, what is her hourly rate? (round off your answer to the nearest hundreth, that is, to the nearest cent.)
Answered by Penny Nom. 





The number of city blocks in a country mile 
19991124 

From Gloria Hearst: For years my family has had an on going debate on the number of city blocks in a country mile. We vary from a minmum 8 blocks per mile to a maximum of 12 blocks per mile. Answered by Nadine Griffiths and Penny Nom. 





The number of acres in a square mile 
19990709 

From Rita Murphy: What is the # of acres in square mile Answered by Harley Weston. 

