Year 8

Year 8

Calculating speed, distance and time

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1. 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
Correct answer: speed
time
Q2.
Fill in the gap: speed involves two other measures, distance and __________.
metres
speed
Correct answer: time
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
Correct answer: 60 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
Correct answer: 45 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
Correct answer: 16 km/h
20 km/h
400 km/h

5 Questions

Q1.
Which of the following calculations can be used to work out speed?
Correct answer: distance divided by time
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
Correct answer: 3.5 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
Correct answer: 12 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
Correct answer: 3 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
Correct answer: 60 km/h
61.67 km/h
70 km/h