To find the Distance when Speed and Time are given

We will discuss here how to find the distance when speed and time are given.

When speed and time are given, the distance travelled is calculated by using the formula:

Distance = Speed × Time

The unit of time in speed should be the same as that of the given time.


Solved examples to calculate distance when speed and time are given:

1. How much distance will be covered in 5 hrs at a speed of 55 km per hour?

Solution:

Distance covered in 1 hour = 55 km.

We know, Distance = Speed × Time

Distance covered in 5 hrs = 55 × 5

                                   = 275 km.

Therefore, distance covered in 5 hrs = 275 km.



2. A bus travels at a speed of 45 km/hour. How far will it travel in 36 minutes?

Solution:

Speed = 45 km/hour

Time = 36 minutes

       = 36/60 Hour (Since we know, 1 hour = 60 minutes)

       = 3/5 hour

Distance = speed × time

            = 45 × (3/5) km

            = (45 × 3)/5 km

            = 27 km.



3. How much distance will be covered in 7 hrs at a speed of 62 km per hour?

Solution:

Distance covered in 1 hour = 62 km.

We know, Distance = Speed × Time

Distance covered in 7 hrs = 62 × 7

                                      = 434 km.

Therefore, distance covered in 7 hrs = 434 km.



4. Mike drives his car at a speed of 70 km per hour. How much distance will he cover in 3 hours 30 minutes?

Solution:

Speed of the car = 70 km/hr

Time taken         = 3 hours 30 minutes

                         = 3 ½ hours.

Distance covered in 1 hour = 70 km

Distance covered in 3 ½ hour = 70 × 3 ½ km

                                           = 70 × 7/2 km

                                           = 245 km.


5. How much distance will be covered in 1 ½ hour at a speed of 32 m per minute?

Solution:

[1 ½ hr = (60 + 30) minutes = 90 minutes].

Distance covered in 1 minute = 32 metres.

Distance covered in 90 minutes = 32 × 90 = 2880 m.

We know, 1 m = 1/1000 km.

                      = 2880/1000 km. 

                      = 2.88 km.

Note:

In the above example, since the speed is expressed in minutes, time has to be taken in minutes. We should take care that the unit of time in both speed and time is the same.

Speed Distance and Time.

Relation of Speed Distance and Time

Express Speed in Different Units

To find Speed when Distance and Time are given.

To find the Distance when Speed and Time are given.

To find Time when Distance and Speed are given.

Worksheet on Expressing Speed in Different Units

Worksheet on Speed, Distance and Time.






5th Grade Numbers Page

5th Grade Math Problems

From To find the Distance when Speed and Time are given to HOME PAGE




Didn't find what you were looking for? Or want to know more information about Math Only Math. Use this Google Search to find what you need.



Share this page: What’s this?

Recent Articles

  1. Method of L.C.M. | Finding L.C.M. | Smallest Common Multiple | Common

    Apr 15, 24 01:29 AM

    LCM of 24 and 30
    We will discuss here about the method of l.c.m. (least common multiple). Let us consider the numbers 8, 12 and 16. Multiples of 8 are → 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96, ......

    Read More

  2. Common Multiples | How to Find Common Multiples of Two Numbers?

    Apr 15, 24 01:13 AM

    Common multiples of two or more given numbers are the numbers which can exactly be divided by each of the given numbers. Consider the following. (i) Multiples of 3 are: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24…

    Read More

  3. Least Common Multiple |Lowest Common Multiple|Smallest Common Multiple

    Apr 14, 24 03:06 PM

    Lowest Common Multiple
    The least common multiple (L.C.M.) of two or more numbers is the smallest number which can be exactly divided by each of the given number. The lowest common multiple or LCM of two or more numbers is t…

    Read More

  4. Worksheet on H.C.F. | Word Problems on H.C.F. | H.C.F. Worksheet | Ans

    Apr 14, 24 02:23 PM

    HCF Using Venn Diagram
    Practice the questions given in the worksheet on hcf (highest common factor) by factorization method, prime factorization method and division method. Find the common factors of the following numbers…

    Read More

  5. Common Factors | Find the Common Factor | Worksheet | Answer

    Apr 14, 24 02:01 PM

    Common Factors of 24 and 36
    Common factors of two or more numbers are a number which divides each of the given numbers exactly. For examples 1. Find the common factor of 6 and 8. Factor of 6 = 1, 2, 3 and 6. Factor

    Read More