Year 8

# Calculating speed, distance and time

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### Key learning points

- In this lesson, we will learn to calculate and interpret speed, distance and time.

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### 5 Questions

Q1.

Fill in the gap: __________ is a measure of how fast something is travelling.

distance

time

Q2.

Fill in the gap: speed involves two other measures, distance and __________.

metres

speed

velocity

Q3.

A car is travelling at a speed of 20 kilometres per hour. How far will it travel in three hours?

3 kilometres

6.7 kilometres

66.7 kilometres

Q4.

A car travels 90 kilometres in two hours. What is its average speed in kilometres per hour (km/h)?

180 km/h

30 km/h

90 km/h

Q5.

Binh cycles 80 kilometres in 5 hours. What is her average speed in kilometres per hour (km/h)?

15 km/h

20 km/h

400 km/h

### 5 Questions

Q1.

Which of the following calculations can be used to work out speed?

distance multiplied by time

time divided by distance

time multiplied by distance

Q2.

Becky runs at 7 km/h for half an hour. How far does she run?

0.07 km

14 km

7 km

Q3.

Ella cycles 18 miles in one and a half hours. What is her average speed in miles per hour?

0.083 miles per hour

27 miles per hour

36 miles per hour

Q4.

A train travels 75 miles at an average speed of 25 mph. How long does the journey take?

1/3 of an hour

20 minutes

225 hours

Q5.

On the first part of the journey a car travels 160 km in 3 hours. On the second part of the journey the car travels 140 km in 2 hours. What is the average speed of the car over the whole journey?

53.33 km/h

61.67 km/h

70 km/h