Applied Problems: Motion
Motion Problem 1
Let’s suppose that you drive your car 120 miles in 2 hours than we can find the rate you traveled by using the distance equation.
D = RT
60 = R
Since 120 is a distance we let D = 120
Since the time you traveled is 2 hours we let T= 2.
Placing this in the equation D=RT we have 120 = R 2
So your rate is 60 miles per hour.