# Speed and Velocity Practice Problems ```Name_______________________ Date ____________
Physical Science
Speed and Velocity Practice
Identify the following measurements as being distance (d), time (t), or speed (s).
a. 2.345 m/s
e. 2.33 seconds
i. 0.0235 km/hr
b. 235.23 meters
f. 76.24 cm
j. 258.45 km
c. 32.54 mph
g. 3.25x 108 km/hr
k. 478 cm/min
d. 865.22 hours
h. 275 yards
l. 87.24 feet
Solve the following problems. You MUST list the given, equation and show how you solve the problem.
1. Find the speed of a long-distance runner who runs 30 km in 6 hours.
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Equation
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2. A jet airplane flies from St. Louis, Missouri, to Phoenix, Arizona, in 3 hrs. The distance is 1,500 miles, what is
the plane's speed?
Given
Equation
Solve
3. How far could a person running 10 km/hr travel in 2.75 hours?
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Equation
Solve
4. How long would it take a sprinter to run a 100 m race if they ran 5.50 m/s?
Given
Equation
Solve
5. A train travels a distance of 1200 kilometers in 20 hours. What is the speed of the train?
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Equation
Solve
6. Find the distance that a car going 25mph would travel in 12.75 hours?
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Equation
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7. How long would it take a train traveling 150 km/hr to travel 2500 km?
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Equation
Solve
8. Emily rode her horse 2 hours and traveled 4 miles. What was her speed?
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Equation
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10.Sally drove at a speed of 50 km / hr south for 2 hours. How far did she travel?
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Equation
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11.Hannah was driving northeast at a velocity of 60 km/hr for 0.5 hrs. How far did she travel?
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Equation
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12.Two planes leave the same airport. One plane is flying east at a velocity of 300 km/hr and the other plane is flying
south at a velocity of 350 km/hr. If both planes traveled for 2 hours, what distance did each plane travel?
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Equation
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13.A high school student ran the 100 meter dash in 12.20 seconds. What was the student's velocity?
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14.A horse ran 5.75m/s for 3.5 min, how far did it travel? (HINT change min to seconds)
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Equation
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15.A funny car at a drag strip went 800 meters in 9 seconds. What was its velocity?
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Equation
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16.What distance could a pigeon cover, flying 25.35m/s if it flew for 6250 seconds?
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Equation
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17. If a hiker walked a 5 kilometer trail at a rate of 0.25 km/hr how long did it take the hiker to finish?
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18.A dog chased a ball 25 meters in 3 seconds, what was the speed of the dog?
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19.How long would it take a model rocket traveling 5.25 m/s to climb 950 meters?
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Equation
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20.What distance could the rocket in problem 19 travel in 6.50 min (or 390 seconds)?
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Equation
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