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A grasshopper jumps with a speed of 3 m/s from a leaf. It flies through the air for 2 seconds before landing on a fence. How far is the leaf from the fence? |
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a) 4 meters | b) 5 meters | c) 6 meters | d) 8 meters | |

A snowball flies with a speed of 15 m/s. It's in the air 5 seconds then hits the ground. Can it reach a fort 50 meters away? |
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a) Yes, it can have reached the fort. | b) No, it will need a speed of 20 meters per second to reach the fort. | c) No, it will need a speed of 25 meters per second to reach the fort. | d) No, it will need a speed of 50 meters per second to reach the fort. | |

A bluefin tuna can reach speeds of up to 22m/s. Suppose one tuna falls behind the rest of the school by a distance of 55 meters. How quickly can the tuna catch up? |
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a) 1.75 seconds | b) 2.5 seconds | c) 3.45 seconds | d) 4.3 seconds | |

A balloon rises into the sky at a speed of 4 meters per second. How long will it take the balloon to reach a bird flying 52 meters high? |
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a) 13 seconds | b) 14 seconds | c) 15 seconds | d) 16 seconds | |

Light can travel at a speed of 300,000 km/s. Approximately how long will it take light to go from Earth to Mars if the distance |
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a) 1.9 seconds | b) 19 seconds | c) 190 seconds | d) 1900 seconds | |

How quickly can a cheetah, running 27 meters per second, reach a zebra approximately 108 meters ahead of it? |
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a) 2 seconds | b) 3.5 seconds | c) 4 seconds | d) 4.5 seconds | |

A startled kangaroo can cross a distance of 60 meters in only four seconds. What is the speed of the kangaroo? |
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a) 4m/s | b) 12.5m/s | c) 15 m/s | d) 60 m/s | |

A driver looks at her dashboard and reads that she is traveling at 100 km per hour. What does this measurement represent? |
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a) time | b) distance | c) average speed | d) instantaneous speed | |

The formula for average speed can best be written as |
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a) S=t/d | b) S=d/t | c) S= instantaneous speed/time | d) Speed= d X t | |

If speed is equal to distance traveled divided by time which of the following formulas for distance is correct? |
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a) Distance traveled= time/speed | b) Distance traveled= speed/time | c) Distance traveled X Speed= time | d) Distance traveled = Speed X Time | |

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