Distance Problem 1 - Uniform Motion rt=d

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Lesson Description:

Solves this word problem using rt=d formula: Two cyclists start at the same corner and ride in opposite directions. One cyclist rides twice as fast as the other. In 3 hours, they are 81 miles apart. Find the rate of each cyclist.
Answer: 9 mph and 18 mph

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Questions answered by this video:
  • If two cyclists start at the same corner and ride in opposite directions, one cyclist rides twice as fast as the other, and in 3 hours they are 81 miles apart, how do you find the rate of each cyclist?
  • How do you solve uniform motion problems?
  • How do you solve equations using the formula rate * time = distance?
  • How can you draw and use pictures to solve word problems using the formula d = rt?
  • How can you come up with an equation to solve a uniform motion problem?
  • How can you use a chart to solve a uniform motion problem?
  • How can you check your solutions to a uniform motion problem?
  • If you know the times that two cyclists rode, how can you find an expression for their time and distance?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson goes through a rather involved rate problem in which the strategy used is to make a table and use the table to write and solve an equation to solve the problem. A picture is also a critical part of the problem solving strategy. This problem is very clearly explained and a great help for anyone learning uniform motion problems.