# Speed of Hurricane Travel - Math Word Problem

by Jean
(Riverside, Calif)

Hurricane Travel Speed

A hurricane has moved 255 miles in 6 hours.

Its speed increases by 10%.

How far will the hurricane travel in the next 4 hours ?

### Comments for Speed of Hurricane Travel - Math Word Problem

 Aug 25, 2013 Math Word Problem by: Staff Answer Part I Citation: Hurricane Katrina Satellite Image - August 28, 2005 http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_image_pages/0101-0510-2212-2205.html A hurricane has moved 255 miles in 6 hours. initial speed = 255 miles / 6 hours = 42.5 mph ------------------------------------------------------------

 Aug 25, 2013 Math Word Problem by: Staff ------------------------------------------------------------ Part II speed increases by 10% 10% of 42.5 = .10 * 42.5 = 4.25 mph final speed after 10% increase final speed = 42.5 + 4.25 final speed = 46.75 mph ------------------------------------------------------------

 Aug 25, 2013 Math Word Problem by: Staff ------------------------------------------------------------ Part III How far will the hurricane travel in the next 4 hours ? distance = 46.75 mph * 4 hours distance = 187 miles Final Answer: distance = 187 miles Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com