Speed of a body is the distance covered by the body in unit time.

Therefore Speed= which implies:

**1. In order to find speed, if :**

- Distance is in metre (m) and time in second (s); then the speed is in metre per second (m/s)
- Distance is in Km (Km) and time in hour (h); then the speed is in Kilometer per hour (Km/h)

**2. In order to find the distance, if:**

- Speed is in metre per second (m/s); time must be in second .
- Speed is in Kilometer per hour (Km/h);time must be in hour

**3. In order to find time, if:**

- Speed is in Kilometer per hour (Km/h), distance must be in Kilometer.
- Speed is in metre per second(m/s), distance must be in metre.

## Unit of Speed

Now, the various units of distance are metre, centimetre, Kilometre etc. and the various units of time are hour, minutes and seconds.

So, say we take the unit of distance to be centimetre (cm.) and the unit of time to be second (s.).

Example: A snail covers a distance of 8 cm in 4 seconds.

So the speed of the snail is

So here,

The two most widely used units of speed are as follows: metre/sec or m/s and Kilometre/hour or Km/h.

*Example:* The speed of sound in air is 330 m/s.

*Example:* The car is travelling at a speed of 60 Km/h.

## Speed Unit Conversion

To convert speed from Kilometre per hour (Km/h) into metre per second (m/s), we multiply by .

To convert m/s into Km/h, we multiply by .

Reason:

**Example:** Convert:

- 90 Km/h into m/s
- 15 m/s into Km/h
- 75 cm/s into Km/h
- 45 Km/h into m/min

**Solution:**

1.

2.

3. ( )

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**Example:** A boy covers a distance of 1.2 km in 40minutes. Find his speed in:

- Kilometre per hour (Km/h)
- Meter per second (m/s)

**Solution:**

1. In order to get speed in Kilometre per hour , the distance covered must be in Kilometre and the time taken must be in hour

Given: Distance =1.2 Km and Time =40 min =

2. In order to get speed in metre per second, the distance covered must be in metre and the time taken must be in second.

Given:

and,

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## Uniform and Variable speed

If a body covers equal distances in equal intervals of time ;it’s speed is said to be uniform otherwise it’s speed is variable.

**For example:**

- If a car covers 60 Km in first hour, 60 Km in second hour, 60 Km in third hour and so on, it’s speed is uniform.
- If a car covers 60 Km in first hour,67 Km in second hour ,58 km in third hour and so on, it’s speed is variable.
- If a car covers first 60 Km in one hour, second 60 Km in 1 hour 20 minutes , third 60 km in 1 hour 30 minutes and so on, then also it’s speed is variable.

**Example: **A man runs 200 metre in 25 second. Find:

- His speed
- The distance run by him in 5 seconds
- The time taken by him to cover

**Solution:**

1.

2. Distance run in 5 sec

3. Time taken to cover

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**Example:** A train covers first 120 Km in 2 hours, next 160 Km in 3 hours and last 140 Km again in 2 hours. Find the average speed of the train.

**Solution:**

Average speed of an object=

Since, total distance covered =120 Km+160 Km+140 Km =420 Km

And, total time taken= 2 hrs + 3 hrs+ 2 hrs= 7 hours

Therefore average speed =

**Example:** A man covers first 60 Km of his journey at 30 Km/h and remaining 50 Km at 20 Km/h. Find:

- The total time taken
- His average speed during the whole journey

**Solution :**

1. Time taken to cover first

( )

and, time taken to cover remaining

total time taken

2. Since , total distance covered= 60 Km + 50 Km =110 Km

and total time taken

average speed

**Note: **When a train passes:

- A pole or any other stationary object, the minimum distance covered by the train= length of the train.
- A platform, the minimum distance covered by the train= length of the train + length of the platform.

**Example: **A 160 m long train is travelling at a speed of 72 Km/h, find the time taken by the train to pass:

- A telegraph post
- A 200 m long platform.

**Solution:**

1. Distance to be covered= length of the train=160m

Speed

2. Distance covered=length of the train +length of the platform=160 m + 200 m =360 m

## Exercise

- Fill in the blanks :
- A distance of 1.4 Km is covered in 10 min , then speed=_______Km/min
- A distance of 32 Km is covered in 1.6 hrs , then speed=________Km/min
- A car moves at 60 Km/h for 40 min , then distance covered =_________Km
- Speed = 15 km/min and time =1 hr ,then distance covered =________ Km
- If speed =18 m/sec and distance covered =2.7 Km ; time taken =__________sec=_________min

- A train covers 51 Km in 3 hours. Calculate it’s speed. How far does the train go in 30 minutes?
- A motorist travelled the distance between two towns , which is 65 Km, in 2 hours and 10 minutes. Find his speed in metre per minute.
- A train travels 700 metres in 35 seconds. What is it’s speed in Km/h?
- A racing car covered 600Km in 3 hours 20 minutes. Find it’s speed in metre per second. How much distance will the car cover in 50 sec?
- Rohit goes 350 Km in 5 hours. Find:
- His speed
- The distance covered by Rohit in 6.2 hours
- The time taken by him to cover 210 Km. (Assume that throughout the journey , the speed of Rohit remains uniform).

- A boy drives his scooter with a uniform speed of 45 Km/h. Find:
- The distance covered by him in 1 hour 20 min.
- The time taken by him to cover 108 Km.
- The time taken to cover 900 m.

- I travel a distance of 10 Km and come back in 2.5 hours . What is my speed?
- A man walks a distance of 5 Km in 2 hours. Then he goes in a bus to the nearby town , which is 40 Km, in further 2 hours. From there, he goes to the office in an autorickshaw, a distance of 5 Km in 0.5 hour. What was his average speed during the whole journey?
- Jagan went to another town such that he covered 240Km by a car going at 60 Km/h. Then he covered 80 Km by a train , going at 100 Km/h, and the rest 200 Km, he covered by a bus, going at 50 Km/h . What was his average speed during the whole journey?
- The speed of sound in air is about 330 m/s. Express this speed in Km/h. How long will the sound take to travel 99 Km?
- Convert :
- 54 Km/h into m/s
- 2.5 m/s into Km/h
- 16.2 Km/h into m/s
- 9 m/s into Km/h
- 8 Km/min into Km/h
- 8 Km/min into m/s
- 75 cm/s into m/s and then Km/h
- 120 cm/min into m/s and then Km/h
- 7.2 Km/h into m/s and then m/min

- A train 180 m long is running at a speed of 90 Km/h . How long will it take to pass a railway signal?
- A train whose length is 150 m , passes a telegraph pole in 10 sec . Find the speed of the train in Km/h.
- A train 120 m long passes a railway platform 160 m long in 14 sec . How long will it take to pass another platform which is 100 m long?
- Mr. Amit can walk 8 Km in 1 hour 20 minutes.
- How far does he go in:
- 10 minutes
- 30 seconds

- How long will it take him to walk:
- 2500 m
- 6.5 Km

- How far does he go in:
- Which is greater: a speed of 45 Km/h or a speed of 12.25 m/sec? How much is the distance travelled by each in 2 seconds?
- A and B start from the same point and at the same time with speeds 15 Km/h and 12 Km/h respectively . Find the distance between A and B after 6 hours if both move in: i)same direction ii) opposite directions .
- Hint: required distance =Difference between the distances covered by A and B
- Hint: required distance = Sum of the distances covered by A and B).

- A and B start from the same place, in the same direction and at the same time with speeds 6 Km/h and 2 m/sec respectively. After 5 hours who will be ahead and by how much?

diksha says

November 7, 2015 at 2:41 pmI want to know solution for que 7

RJ says

May 17, 2016 at 6:48 amAns:No.1-60 km

. No.2-144 min

. No.3-20 hrs

abbi gay stewart says

January 11, 2018 at 11:03 pmyou need to put the answer ok is it fine or kl and do the working out gooder

Don't know says

November 29, 2015 at 12:16 pmEven I want the solution for 7th question urgently plz cause I have maths exam

tomorrow

khaidem chandi says

March 2, 2016 at 4:58 pmSolve question no10

RJ says

May 17, 2016 at 6:51 am70km/hr

erika says

August 30, 2016 at 2:05 pmvolume the measurement of space inside an object

Vkmehta says

October 18, 2016 at 5:01 pmWhere are the workings and solutions to the above exercise?

GAJENDER SINGH says

November 12, 2016 at 7:01 amCan you solve this question.

Q 1. The distance between two places is 120 km. A car travelling at a certain speed can cover the distance in 2 hours 30 minutes. by how many km/h should the speed of car the be increased for it to take 30 minutes less to cover the distance.

GOPAL SINGH says

May 7, 2017 at 7:00 am60km,/h

GOPAL SINGH says

May 7, 2017 at 7:03 am12km/hr to increse

vijay says

October 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm60

Anchal says

December 26, 2016 at 9:08 amInteresting questions….

ROHAN KURIAN XAVIER says

January 17, 2017 at 6:14 amcan u solve this

1 A roller skates for 36 minutes with a constant speed of 14 kilometres per hour and then for another 1 hour and 50 minutes with a constant speed of 20 kilometres per hour.What is the average speed of the total trip.

dfghj says

April 18, 2017 at 2:29 amif you travelled 570km at 95km how long would it take?

4trtytuuiyu says

April 18, 2017 at 2:42 pmcalculate the average speed of a train which covers a distance of 624km in 13 hours

michjoshbob says

June 21, 2017 at 10:25 amHello

Keisha Shimashita says

August 22, 2017 at 3:02 amCan you answer this question…

Enj and Macky raced each other. The average of their maximum car speeds was 320 kilometers per hour. Additionally, thrice of Enj’s max speed was 80 kilometers per hour more than Macky’s maximum speed. What was Enj’s maximum speed? What was Macky’s maximum speed?

jeff says

August 29, 2017 at 12:20 ami do not get it

Oisín Slator says

January 5, 2018 at 2:40 pmA person walks down the street that in 550 m long in 5 minutes. What is the speed in:

(a) Kilometres per hour.

(b) Metres per second.

Laiza Mae Manacho says

January 19, 2018 at 11:16 amCan you give the solution & answer this 3 questions ?

A vehicle travels 24 km with a consonant speed of 65 km/h and another 50 km with a consonant speed of 80 km/h. What was it’s average speed ?

Mike drives his car 60 km in 55minutes. What is its average speed in kilometers per hour ?

A train travels 120 km in 2 hours and 30 minutes. What is its average speed ?

Pix says

February 12, 2018 at 2:37 pmI’m not totally sure of the answer 350

Raz says

April 26, 2018 at 10:50 amHow many kilometers travelled if travelling at 30km per hor for 40 mins

Same time but 45km per hour

Same time again but 120km per hour

Anjali says

October 10, 2018 at 2:59 pmSolution of question 5

Kenneth Johnson says

October 28, 2018 at 2:13 pmWhat does it means if it reads i must round off my answer i got to the nearest 30. For instance my answer is 1.5970 and the othet is 2.3757.

Please help

It's Zema asking says

January 17, 2019 at 8:13 pmIf the distance traveled is

400km the time taken is 8sec. what will be the speed?

If the distance traveled is 72km and the time taken is 180min.what is the speed?

MK says

January 29, 2019 at 8:43 ami want to know the ans of following

A car travels the distance betwee a to b which are 1.8 km apart i. 1.5 minutes. How much faster must it travel to do the dustance in 1.2 minutes.

Ades says

February 6, 2019 at 11:29 amHow do i find the total average speed if i only know 2 distances and 2 average speeds?

bobby says

February 27, 2019 at 5:34 amthis is not mutch help i would like the answer

bobby says

February 27, 2019 at 5:35 amthis is not mutch help i would like the answer plz help me on this problem