Level 3
Shan and Ella started off at the same spot and ran at average speeds round a 3-km circular path. Shan took 15 minutes to complete each round. Ella completed each round in 20 minutes.
  1. How far ahead of Ella would Shan be after 1 minute? Express the answer in metres.
  2. How long would it take Shan to meet Ella for the first time?
  3. How many rounds would Shan have completed by then?
4 m
Level 3
Andy and Benny were planning to run on a circular track with a circumference of 400 m. Both of them started jogging together at the same start point and moved round the track in a clockwise direction at uniform speeds. Andy completed a full round in 50 s. Benny completed a full round in 40 s.
  1. How long would it take for Benny to overtake Andy for the first time?
  2. How far was Benny ahead of Andy after 10 s?
4 m
Level 3
Timothy took 15 min to jog from his home to his school. After that, he took 20 min to walk the same way home. His walking speed was 3 km/h slower than his jogging speed.
  1. Find Timothy's jogging speed in km/h.
  2. How far was the school from his home?
4 m
Level 3
A car uses 9 litres of petrol for every 50 km it travels at an average driving speed is 80 km/h. It uses 6 litres of petrol for every 70 km it travels when it average driving speed is 60 km/h. How much petrol will the car consume use for a journey which lasts 12 h if it travels at 80 km/h for 5 h and 60 km/h for the rest of the journey?
4 m
Level 3
After 20 minutes into a race, Daniel has run 58 of the route while Piolo has covered only 38 of the distance. Daniel runs at the same average speed throughout the race and Piolo's average speed is 60 m/min slower than Daniel's. If Piolo wants to finish the race at the same time as Daniel, by how many percent should he increase his average speed by for the remaining part of the race? Round off the answer to the nearest whole number.
4 m
Level 3
At 8 a.m., Rina started from City A and travelled towards City B and his speed remained constant throughout. At 9 a.m., Mandy started her journey from City A towards City B at an average speed of 72 km/h. Mandy overtook Rina at 12 p.m. After overtaking, Mandy carried on her journey at the same average speed and reached at City B at 2:30 p.m.
  1. Find Rina's average speed in km/h.
  2. What is the distance between the two cities?
4 m
Level 3
Singapore and Kuala Lumpur is 375 km apart. Rael left Singapore for Kuala Lumpur at 10.00 a.m. travelling at an average speed of 75 km/h. Sam left Singapore later than Rael and caught up with him at 12.00 p.m. Sam was travelling at a speed of 90 km/h.
  1. At what time did Sam leave Singapore?
  2. How much later did Rael arrive in Kuala Lumpur than Sam?
4 m
Level 3
Building A and Building B were 360 km apart. A car travelled from Building A towards Building B. At the same time, a bus started from Building B to Building A. After travelling 112 hours, the two vehicles were still 144 km apart. If the ratio of the average speed of the bus to that of the car was 4 : 5, find
  1. the average speed of the bus.
  2. the time taken for them to meet. travelling the rest of the journey
4 m
Level 3
At 8 a.m., Shaira and Joana raced off together from the starting point of a trail. Shaira ran at an average speed of 3 m/s. Joana ran at an average speed of 4 m/s. Upon reaching the end of the trail, Joana rested for 5 minutes. She then immediately ran back along the same route at 4 m/s. At 8.40 a.m., Shaira met Joana.
  1. Find the total distance covered by the two runners when they met each other. Express the answer in km.
  2. Find the length of the trail in km.
4 m
Level 3
The distance between town A and town B was 100 km. At 0700 Ali left town A and cycled towards town B. Grace left town A and cycled towards town B at 0730. Grace's cycling speed was 2 km/h faster than Ali. At 1100, Grace caught up with Ali. When Grace was 20 km from town B, she stopped to wait for Ali. How far was Ali from Grace when she stopped to wait for him?
4 m