# Intro to Distance Problems - Uniform Motion rt=d

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of solving uniform motion problems using the formula rate times time equals distance. The lesson introduces six problems and provides preliminary pictures to help you understand the situation before solving the problems in subsequent videos. By drawing pictures and defining variables, you can then write equations to solve the problems and check your work. Overall, this lesson provides a solid foundation for solving distance problems in future lessons.

Lesson Description:

This is an introduction to solving word problems on uniform motion using the formula rate x time = distance. Six problems are introduced, and preliminary pictures are drawn. All problems are solved in subsequent videos.

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Questions answered by this video:
• What are uniform motion word problems?
• How do you solve uniform motion problems?
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• How can you draw and use pictures to solve word problems using the formula d = rt?
• Where can I find a bunch of uniform motion word problems?
• What are some different kinds for uniform motion problems and what do the sketches of their drawings look like?
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This video just introduces 6 different uniform rate problems that are to be solved in 6 subsequent videos. The video explains how to decipher the information in the word problem and how to draw a picture from this information. Each problem is a little different as different scenarios are discussed in each problem. This understanding of how to tackle the problem will prove to be very helpful once we start trying to solve these problems.