Rate-Time-Distance A

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Lesson Summary:

This lesson covers how to solve a rate-time-distance word problem when only the distance is known. The problem is solved using one variable and using the fact that time equals distance divided by rate. The problem is then solved using a rational equation and quadratic equation. The lesson provides step-by-step instructions on how to solve the problem and includes a helpful visual aid.

Lesson Description:

This video goes over a rate-time-distance word problem where only the distance is known. Solved using one variable, using the fact that t = d/r. Solved using a rational equation and quadratic equation.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve rate-time-distance problems?
  • If Kira drove 200 miles from San Diego to Santa Barbara, and on the return trip, she decreased her speed by 10 mph, and the return trip took an extra hour, what was her speed on the way back?
  • How can you make a chart to find the missing speed or rate in a rate-time distance problem?
  • How can you use the equation d = rt to solve for rate in a word problem?
  • How do you solve 200/x + 1 = 200/(x - 10)?
  • How can you check your solution to a word problem involving rate, distance, and time?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is an excellent problem displaying a rate-distance-time word problem in which you must write two equations or make a chart to show the distance, rate, and time of the two trips and use these trips and the parts that the trips have in common to find the missing variable. All steps are shown and explained in this video.