To find speed when distance and time are given in different units the following conversion are:
1 km = 1000 m
Or
1 m = 1/1000 km
1 hour = 60 minutes
Or
1 minute = 1/60 hrs
1 minute = 60 seconds
Or
1 second = 1/60 minutes
For Example:
1. The speed of train is 60 km/hr; find its speed in metres per second.
Solution:
According to the problem, we know the speed of the train is 60 km/hr.
Distance covered in metres;
1 km = 1000 m
Therefore, 60 km = 60 × 1000 m
60 km = 60000 m
Time taken in seconds;
1 hr = 60 minutes;
1 minutes = 60 seconds
Therefore, 1 hr = 60 × 60 sec
1 hr = 3600 sec
Speed = (Distance )/(Time )
= 60000/3600 metres per second
= 16 2/3 metres per second
2. A car travels at a speed of 25 metres per second. Find its speed in km per hour.
Solution:
Distance travelled in 1 sec = 25 metres
Distance travelled in 1 hr = 25 × 3600
1 metre = 1/1000 km
= (25 × 3600)/1000 km
= 90000/1000 km
= 90 km
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