Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie

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Algebra I

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Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie

Steven's family had to spend a lot of time driving to and from the hospital. Lets figure out how fast they were driving.

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous PieMath

Finding Speed

Show what you know!1.Create a word problem like the ones you worked on today. Remember to specify what you are looking for and to incude all of the necessary information.2. In your own words, write a definition for speed and draw a picture relating it to distance and time.

Finding Speed using Distance and TimeDistance: how much space is between 2 points, use miles as your unit.Time: how long does it take to get from one point to another, use hours as your unit.How can distance and time help us find speed?Speed is the relationship between distance and time, it will tell you how fast or slow something is going, use the unit miles per hour (mph).

Speed = Distance/Timeormph = m/h

If the speed limit was 70mph, how long would it take Steven's family to get to the hosptial? How about Sam's family?

The hospital in Philidelphia is 90 miles away from Steven's house. It takes his family 1.5 hours to get there. What is there speed?

Set up an equation that shows the speed of someone who traveled 60 miles in 2 hours.

Try these Exercises to get you started.

Sam's family lives 240 miles away and it takes them 3 hours to get to the hospital. At what speed are they driving?


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