Two cities are 243 miles apart. It takes a train 4 hours to travel between the two cities at a constant speed. A car travels between the two cities at a constant speed of 65 miles per hour. Which is traveling faster, the car or the train? Explain your reasoning.

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**Using Scale to Find the Distance Between Two Cities on a Map.**

A driver is traveling at a constant speed on Interstate 90 outside of Chicago. Use the tools to determine the distance she traveled from Point A to Point B.

**(1). **Use the Distance tool in the applet above to measure the distance between points A and B.

**(2).** If she traveled from Point A to Point B in 8 minutes, did she obey the speed limit of 55 miles per hour? Explain your reasoning.

**(3). **A traffic helicopter flew directly from Point A to Point B in 8 minutes. Did the helicopter travel faster or slower than the driver? Explain or show your reasoning in the applet.

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**Using Scale to Find the Distance Between Two Cities on a Map.**

Here is a map that shows parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

(1). About how far is it from Amarillo to Oklahoma City? Explain your reasoning.

(2). Driving at a constant speed of 70 miles per hour, will it be possible to make this trip in 3 hours? Explain how you know.

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**Finding Actual Distances from a Given Scale.**

Enter your answers in the right column. At the end, click to have another set of questions.

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A cyclist rides at a constant speed of 15 miles per hour. At this speed, about how long would it take the cyclist to ride from Garden City to Dodge City, Kansas?

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