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TAKS Assessment Concept:         Rate - Word Problems


Q1. Peter is saving to enroll in a roller-blading training program that costs $350.00. He already has $78 and will save $34 per week until he has enough money to join the program. At this rate, what is the least number of weeks it will take Henry to have $350.






Q2. Boat A leaves Point 1 for Point 2 travelling at 50 mph. At the same time Boat B leaves from Point 2 to Point 1 at 40 mph. Assume the distance from Point 1 to Point 2 is 360 miles. How long it will take them to meet (give your answer in hours).






Q3. Boat A leaves Point 1 for Point 2 travelling at 52 mph. At the same time Boat B leaves from Point 2 to Point 1 at 74 mph. Assume the distance from Point 1 to Point 2 is 882 miles. How long it will take them to meet (give your answer in hours).






Q4. Mary is saving to buy a necklace that costs $137.00. She already has $49 and will save $8 per week until he has enough money to buy the necklace. At this rate, what is the least number of weeks it will take Mary to have $137.






Q5. Ben is saving to buy a tennis racquet that costs $68.00. He already has $23 and will save $5 per week until he has enough money to buy the baseball bat. At this rate, what is the least number of weeks it will take Ben to have $68.






Q6. Will is saving to buy a new video game that costs $46.00. He already has $25 and will save $3 per week until he has enough money to buy the game. At this rate, what is the least number of weeks it will take Will to have $46.






Q7. Plane A leaves Los Angeles for New York travelling at 500 mph. At the same time plane B leaves from New York for Los Angeles at 600mph. Assume the distance from Los Angeles to New York is 3300 miles. How long it will take them to meet (give your answer in hours).






Q8. Car A leaves Houston for Dallas travelling at 64 mph. At the same time car B leaves from Dallas for Houston at 58 mph. Assume the distance from Houston to Dallas is 305 miles. How long it will take them to meet (give your answer in hours).






Q9. Car A leaves San Francisco for San Diego travelling at 65 mph. At the same time car B leaves from San Diego for San Francisco at 60mph. Assume the distance from San Diego to San Francisco is 600 miles. How long it will take them to meet (give your answer in hours).






Q10. Plane A leaves Los Angeles for New York travelling at 600 mph. At the same time plane B leaves from New York for Los Angeles at 450 mph. Assume the distance from Los Angeles to New York is 3675 miles. How long it will take them to meet (give your answer in hours).







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