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Speed, Distance, Time Calculations

 Speed is how fast something is going or the distance


something moves in a given amount of time.
 Speed = distance
----------
time
 Speed is measured in miles per hour
 Speed is also measured in kilometers per hour

Measurement Unit
Speed Miles/Hour or Km/Hour
Distance Miles/Kilometers
Time Hours
Jack runs around the 1 mile track in 7 minutes. What is
his speed?
- Speed is measured here in miles/hour
- How do we get 7 minutes into hours?
- 7 minutes 1 hour
60 minutes

7/60 = .12 hours


 15 mins = _____ Hours

 .25 Hours
 30 minutes = _____
hours

 .5 hours
 3 hours 45 minutes =
_____ hours

 3.75 Hours
D

S T
The 3 formulas for Speed, Time & Distance:

Distance Distance
Speed = Time = Distance = Speed x Time
Time Speed

Solving for Speed Solving for Time Solving for Distance

Remember them from D

this triangle: S T
A windsurfer travelled 28 km in 1 hour 45 mins.
Calculate his speed.

Distance
Speed = D
Time S T
28
=
1.75 1 hour 45 mins

= 16 km/h

Answer: His speed was 16 km / hour


A salesman travelled at an average speed of 50 km/h for
2 hours 30 mins. How far did he travel?

D
Distance = Speed x Time
S T

= 50 x 2•5 2 hour 30 mins

= 125 km

Answer: He travelled 125 km


A train travelled 555 miles at an average speed
of 60 mph. How long did the journey take?

Distance D
Time =
Speed S T

555
=
60

= 9•25 hours = 9 hours 15 mins

Answer: It took 9 hours 15 minutes


Your dad traveled 75 miles  Write your equation
in 2.5 hours. What was his  Change your units
speed?  Fill in the info you know
 Solve
30 miles/hour  Write proper units, circle
your answer
Yolanda travels 240  Write your equation
kilometers in 4 hours.  Change your units
What was her average  Fill in the info you know
speed?
 Solve
 Write proper units, circle
60 miles/hour your answer
 Mikes speed was 20  Write your equation
km/hour. He traveled for  Change your units
10 hours. How many  Fill in the info you know
kilometers did he drive?
 Solve
 Write proper units, circle
 200 kilometers
your answer