Level 3 PSLE
Alice and Hilda started jogging from the same point of a 5 km track round a housing estate. They started at the same time but in opposite directions. Alice jogged past Hilda after 2 km. Both of them did not change their speeds throughout. Alice took 30 min to complete one round. What was Hilda's jogging speed in m/min?
3 m
Level 3
At 7 a.m., a black car and a green car left the office and travelled at average speeds in opposite directions round a 25-km route. The black car took 15 minutes to complete each round while the green car took 20 minutes.
  1. Find the speed of the black car.
  2. Find the speed of the green car.
  3. If the 2 cars travelled without any interval of rest, at what time would the 2 cars next meet again at the office?
3 m
Level 3
Vivian and Kyle started cycling at uniform speeds from the same place in opposite direction round an 800-m forest trail. Vivian took 40 seconds to complete each round while Kyle took 50 seconds.
  1. Find the distance covered per second by Vivian in m.
  2. Find the distance covered per second by Kyle in m.
  3. When the two cyclists next met again at the starting point, how far would Vivian have covered? Express the answer in km.
3 m
Level 3
Bus X and Bus Y left the same bus station at uniform speeds in the same direction round a 48-km circular route. Bus X took 45 minutes to complete each round while Bus Y took 30 minutes.
  1. How long would it take Bus Y to meet Bus Y for the first time? Express the answer in mixed number of hours.
  2. How far would Bus X be behind Bus Y after 12 hour?
3 m
Level 3
Helen and Jomarie started off from the same place and drove at uniform speeds in the same direction round a 40-km circular racing track. Helen completed each round in 40 minutes. Jomarie took 50 minutes to complete each round.
  1. How far would Jomarie be behind Helen after 1 hour?
  2. How long after they started would it take Helen to meet Jomarie for the first time?
3 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
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
Kim, John and Zane started walking at the same time from the same starting point round a circular track. Zane walked in the clockwise direction. Kim and John walked in an anti-clockwise direction. Zane took 6 min to complete each round. He met Kim after every 2 minutes. He met John after every 5 minutes. The three friends keep to their respective speeds throughout their walk.
  1. How many rounds did Zane complete in 1 h?
  2. When Zane and Kim met again at the starting point after 1 h, John had completed 1.6 km. Find the circumference of the circular track in metres.
5 m