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A runner in the Boston marathon covered the first 20 miles in a time of 4 hours. How fast was he running when he passed the 15 mile marker? 

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There is not enough information to be able to say. 


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average speed is defined as ... 

Definition
distance travelled divided by the time it takes 


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A Honda Civic travels from milepost 405 to milepost 455 between 1:00 and 2:00 pm. A Subaru Legacy travels from milepost 200 to milepost 240 during the same time. Which car was traveling faster at 1:30 pm? 

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There is not enough information to be able to say. 


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A train covers 60 miles between 2 pm and 4 pm How fast was it going at 3 p.m.? 

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Not enough information is given to be able to say. 


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Car A travels from milepost 343 to milepost 349 in 5 minutes. Car B travels from milepost 493 to milepost 499 in 5 minutes. Which car has the greater average speed? 

Definition
Their average speeds are the same. 


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A yellow car takes ten minutes to go from milepost 101 to milepost 109. A red car takes ten minutes to go from milepost 11 to milepost 21. Which car has the higher average speed? 

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In Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare, the “faster” hare loses the race to the slow and steady tortoise. During the race, which animal has the greater average speed? 

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Pat and Chris both travel from Los Angeles to New York along the same route. Pat rides a bicycle while Chris drives a fancy sports car. Unfortunately, Chris’s car breaks down in Phoenix for over a week, causing the two to arrive in New York at exactly the same time. Who has the higher average speed during this trip? 

Definition
They have the SAME average speed. 


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A cruise ship covers a distance of 80 miles during the watch that lasts from midnight to 8:00 am. How fast was the ship going at 4:00 am if the speed of the ship was constant during the watch? 

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