Presentation on theme: "TRAVEL MATHS D T S SPEED DISTANCE TRAVELLED JOURNEY TIME."— Presentation transcript:
1 TRAVEL MATHSDTSSPEEDDISTANCE TRAVELLEDJOURNEY TIME
2 Calculating Speed D T S Suppose a bus travels 100miles in 2 hours. This is the same as travelling 50 miles in 1 hour.50 miles in 1 hour is same as 50mph.
3 SPEED DISTANCE TIME D T S D T S D T S DISTANCE = TIME SPEED X TIME =
4 DTSFormula for SpeedFrom the previous page we saw that if you travel 100miles in 2hours then your speed is 50mph.NB: = 100 2Or Speed = Distance TimeBy using this formula we can always work out the speed as long as we know the distance travelled and the time taken.
5 Choosing Speed Units D T S Speeds can be measured in all sorts of ways. The most popular is probably miles per hour or mph.On the Continent this would probably be kilometres per hour or km/hThe units of speed depend on the units of distance and the units of time.Consider the following examples.
6 Example 1 D T S A top sprinter runs 400metres in 50 seconds. Distance in metres & time in seconds.So speed in metres per second or m/s.Using the formulaSpeed = distance time= 400 50 m/s.= 8 m/s.
7 Example 2 D T S A snail crawls 80cm in 4 minutes. Distance in cm & time in minutes.So speed in cm/min.Speed = dist time= 80 4 cm/min= 20 cm/min
8 DTSChanging UnitsSuppose we are given a distance in miles and a time in minutes but we want the speed in mph.We need to express the time in hours.To change minutes into hours we divide by 60.So 15 mins = 15 60 hrs = 0.25hr.Or 20 mins = 20/60 hr = 1/3 hr.
9 Example 3 D T S The spaceshuttle can travel 2000miles in 10 mins. 10mins = 10/60hr =1/6hr.Speed = dist time= 2000 1/6= 12000mph.
10 Formula for Distance D T S So Distance Travelled = Speed X Time Suppose you are driving at 40mph.Each hour you would cover 40miles.In 2hrs you would cover 80miles. (40 X 2 = 80)In 5hrs you would cover 200miles. (40 X 5 = 200)In 1/2hr you would cover 20miles. (40 X 1/2= 20)So Distance Travelled = Speed X Time
11 DTSExample 4A ship sails at 30km/hr. How far will it travel in one day?NB: 1 day = 24 hours!Dist = speed X time= 30 X 24= 720km
12 Example 5 D T S A fighter jet flies at 660mph. How far will it travel in 5 mins?5 Mins = 1/12 hrNow using dist = speed X timewe get dist = 660 X 1/12= 660 12= 55miles
13 Example 6 D T S A cargo ship is travelling at 48km/hr. How far will it cover in 3hrs 35mins?NB: 35mins = 35/60hr = 7/12hr.ie time = 3 7/12hrsDist = speed X time= 48 X 3 7/12= 172km
14 Formula for Time D T S So Journey Time = Distance Speed Suppose you need to travel 100miles.At 100mph it takes 1hr.At 50mph it takes 2hrs.At 25mph it takes 4 hrs.At 10mph it takes 10hrs.At 200mph it only takes 1/2hr.100 100 = 1100 50 = 2100 25 = 4100 10 = 10100 200 = 1/2So Journey Time = Distance Speed
15 Example 7 D T S The distance from Edinburgh to London is 400miles. An Intercity train travels at an average speed of 80mph.How long should the journey take?Time = dist speed= 400 80= 40 8= 5 hrs
16 Example 8 D T S A fighter jet can fly at 630mph. How long should it take to travel21 miles?(NB use fraction button !)time = dist speed= 21/630= 1/30 hrand 1/30 hr = 1/30 X 60 = 2 mins .
17 Example 9 D T S Total time needed = 2hrs34mins. Gary has to be at a meeting by 3.30pm.He is 120 miles away and reckons he can only do 50mph.He will need 10 mins to park and get to the office.The time is now 12.55pm. Can he make it?Time = dist speed= 120 50= 2.4 hrs (0.4 X 60)= 2hrs24minsTotal time needed = 2hrs34mins.Arrival time = 12.55pm + 2hrs34mins= 3.29pmHe makes it on time (JUST !)
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