 # THE DISTANCE SPEED TIME TRIANGLE The distance speed

• Slides: 6 THE DISTANCE, SPEED, TIME TRIANGLE The distance, speed, time triangle The distance, speed, time formula triangle can help you rearrange the equations correctly. Distance is at the top and speed and time below. Distance Speed Time The distance, speed, time triangle CALCULATING DISTANCE Question: If you are asked to calculate Distance you can see from the triangle that the speed and time are next to each other at the bottom. You multiply speed and time to get the distance. Speed If speed is 25 km/h and time is 3 hours, what is the distance? Distance? x Time The distance, speed, time triangle CALCULATING SPEED Question: If you are asked to calculate Speed you can see from the triangle that distance is over time. You divide distance by time to calculate speed. If distance is 250 km and time is 5 hours, what is the speed? ÷ Distance Speed? Time The distance, speed, time triangle CALCULATING TIME Question: If you are asked to calculate Time you can see from the triangle That distance is over speed. You divide distance by speed to calculate time. If distance is 100 m and time is 10 seconds, what is the speed? ÷ Speed Distance Time? The distance, speed, time triangle Use the formula triangle to answer these questions: • A cyclist travels at 15 km/h for 75 km with no stops. How long did it take? D S T • A car travels at 60 mph for 3 hours. How far did it go? • The athlete ran 800 m in 200 seconds. How fast did they run?