Speed and Acceleration Word Problems Be sure to show your work. You should have a formula triangle for each problem.
#1 • If it takes 2 hours to travel 8200 meters, what is the average speed in meters/min?
#2 • A car has an average speed of 32 miles per hour. How far can it travel in 7 hour and 15 minutes?
#3 • How long does it take to travel 330 miles, if the average speed is 59 miles per hour?
#4 • A football field is about 100 m long. If it takes a person 20 seconds to run its length, how fast (what speed) were they running?
#5 • The pitcher’s mound in baseball is 85 meters from the plate. It takes 4 seconds for a pitch to reach the plate. How fast is the pitch?
#6 • If you drive at 100 km/hr for 6 hours, how far will you go?
#7 • Every summer I drive to Michigan. It is 3900 km to get there. If I average 100 km/hr, how much time will I spend driving?
#8 • The fastest train in the world moves at 500 km/hr. How far will it go in 3 hours?
#9 • A bullet travels at 850 m/s. How long will it take a bullet to go 2 km. (Hint: you will need to remember metric conversions)
#10 • It is 21, 000 kilometers around the earth and the earth rotates once every 24 hours. How fast is the earth rotating?
#11 • What is the speed of a rocket that travels 9000 meters in 12. 12 seconds?
#12 • What is the speed of a jet plane that travels 528 meters in 4 seconds?
#13 • The space shuttle Endeavour is launched to an altitude of 500, 000 m above the surface of the Earth. The shuttle travels at an average speed of 700 m/s. How long will it take for Endeavor to reach its orbit?
#14 • How long will your trip take (in hours) if you travel 350 km at an average speed of 80 km/hr?
#15 • How many seconds will it take for a satellite to travel 450 km at a speed of 120 m/s?
#16 • How far (in meters) will you travel in 3 minutes running at a speed of 6 m/s?
#17 • What is the speed of a car that traveled a total of 75 km in 1. 5 hours?
#18 • What is the speed and velocity of a plane that traveled 3000 miles from New York to California in 5 hours?
#19 • John took 45 minutes to bicycle to his grandmother’s house, a total of 4 km. What was his speed in kilometers per minute? What was his speed in kilometers per hour?
#20 • It took 3. 5 hours for a train to travel the distance between two cities at a speed of 120 km/hr. How many kilometers are there between the two cities?
#21 • A car goes from 0 to 100 km/hr in 10 sec. What is its acceleration?
#22 • A bus slams on its breaks and goes from 30 km/hr to 15 km/hr in 4 sec. What is the acceleration?
#25 • A meteoroid changed velocity from 1. 0 km/s to 1. 8 km/s in. 03 seconds. What is the acceleration of the meteoroid?
#26 • The space shuttle releases a space telescope into orbit around the earth. The telescope goes from being stationary to traveling at a speed of 1700 m/s in 25 seconds. What is the acceleration of the satellite?
#27 • A car traveling at 10 m/s starts to decrease steadily. It comes to a complete stop in 20 seconds. What is the acceleration?
#28 • An airplane travels down a runway for 4. 0 seconds with an acceleration of 9. 0 m/s². What is the change in velocity during this time?
#29 • Pete the penguin loves to sled down his favorite hill. If he hits a speed of 50 m/s after 5 seconds, what is his rate of acceleration?
#30 • A car traveling at a speed of 25 m/s increases its speed to 30. 0 m/s in 10. 0 seconds. What is the acceleration?
#31 • In 0. 5 seconds, a projectile goes from 0 to 300 m/s. What is the acceleration of the projectile?