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If the speed of X meters per second is equivalent to the speed of Y kilometers per hour, what is Y in terms of X? (1 kilometer=1000 meters)

A. 15x/18
B. 6x/5
C. 18x/5
D. 60x
E. 3600000x

can someone explain please, and what is the quickest way to aproach this type of question
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If the speed of X meters per second is equivalent to the speed of Y kilometers per hour, what is Y in terms of X? (1 kilometer=1000 meters)

A. 15x/18
B. 6x/5
C. 18x/5
D. 60x
E. 3600000x

X meters per second -->
--> 3,600X meters per hour (as there are 3,600 seconds in one hour);
--> 3,600X/1,000=18X/5 kilometers per hour (as there are 1,000 meters in one kilometer).

OR: if you are not comfortable with above manipulations with variable X then you can assume x to be equal to some #: let x=10.

Speed = 10 meters per second -->
--> 10*3,600=36,000 meters per hour -->
--> 36,000/1000=36 kilometers per hour.

So, if x=10, then y=36. Plug x=10 into the answer choices, the one which give 36 will be the correct answer:
A. 15x/18=150/18<36;
B. 6x/5=60/5=12;
C. 18x/5=36 correct choice;
D. 60x=600;
E. 3,600,000x=36,000,000.

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If the speed of x meters per second is equivalent to the speed of y kilometers per hour, what is y in terms of x? (1 kilometer=1000meters).

$$y*\frac{kilometers}{hour}=x*\frac{meters}{seconds}$$

$$y*\frac{1\;kilometer}{1\; hour}*\frac{1000 \;meters}{1 \;kilometer}*\frac{1\; hour}{3600 \;seconds}=x*\frac{meters}{seconds}$$

$$y*\frac{1000 \;meters}{3600 \;seconds}=x*\frac{meters}{seconds}$$ --------> $$y=\frac{3600}{1000}*x=\frac{18}{5}*x$$

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x meters in 1 second i.e

$$\frac{x}{1000}$$ Kms in 1 Second i.e

$$\frac{x}{1000}$$ Kms in $$\frac{1}{60}$$ Minutes i.e

$$\frac{x}{1000}$$ Kms in $$\frac{1}{3600}$$ Hour i.e

$$\frac{x}{1000} * 3600$$ in 1 Hr = Y

$$y = \frac{18x}{5}$$

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thanks alot. I am more comfortable working with the second approach, I needed someone to do it with plugging in approach. Thanks alot
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30 Oct 2012, 08:48
Bunuel, is this a word problem or what tipe of problem is?
Do you have a link to find more of these problems, please?
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16 Nov 2012, 03:36
This is a sub-600 question.
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If the speed of X meters per second is equivalent to the speed of Y kilometers per hour, what is Y in terms of X? (1 kilometer=1000 meters)

We need to find an equation with x in the answer...
convert all measurements so they are alike (i.e. convert km to m, seconds to hours, etc)

Speed = x/t
x meters/second
(3600) x meters/hour

Speed = y/t
y KM/hour
Speed = y(1000m)/hour

y(1000meters)/hour = (3600) x meters/hour

y(1000)/1hour = x(3600) / 1 hour
y(1000) = x(3600)
y = 3.6x

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If the speed of x meters per second is equivalent to y kilometers per hour, what is y in terms of x? (1km = 1,000 meters)

a) [5x][/18]

b) [6x][/5]

c) [18x][/5]

d) 60x

e) 3,600,000x
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Tessa8 wrote:
If the speed of x meters per second is equivalent to y kilometers per hour, what is y in terms of x? (1km = 1,000 meters)

a) [5x][/18]

b) [6x][/5]

c) [18x][/5]

d) 60x

e) 3,600,000x

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25 Jun 2017, 14:00
Bunuel wrote:
If the speed of X meters per second is equivalent to the speed of Y kilometers per hour, what is Y in terms of X? (1 kilometer=1000 meters)

A. 15x/18
B. 6x/5
C. 18x/5
D. 60x
E. 3600000x

X meters per second -->
--> 3,600X meters per hour (as there are 3,600 seconds in one hour);
--> 3,600X/1,000=18X/5 kilometers per hour (as there are 1,000 meters in one kilometer).

OR: if you are not comfortable with above manipulations with variable X then you can assume x to be equal to some #: let x=10.

Speed = 10 meters per second -->
--> 10*3,600=36,000 meters per hour -->
--> 36,000/1000=36 kilometers per hour.

So, if x=10, then y=36. Plug x=10 into the answer choices, the one which give 36 will be the correct answer:
A. 15x/18=150/18<36;
B. 6x/5=60/5=12;
C. 18x/5=36 correct choice;
D. 60x=600;
E. 3,600,000x=36,000,000.

Hi Bunuel,

I'm a lil bit confused here.
If x m/s ≈ y km/hr

I tot it shd be A because
1 km/hr ≈ 1000/3600 m/s
so y ≈ 5/18

Why did you choose the inverse

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