# Aptitude - Time and Distance - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Time and Distance - General Questions (Q.No. 1)
1.
A person crosses a 600 m long street in 5 minutes. What is his speed in km per hour?
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Explanation:

 Speed = 600 m/sec. 5 x 60

= 2 m/sec.

Converting m/sec to km/hr (see important formulas section)

 = 2 x 18 km/hr 5

= 7.2 km/hr.

Discussion:
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Browin said:   7 months ago
S = d/t.
600m = 0.6km.
5minutes = 5/60 = 0.083hr,
S = 0.6/0.083,
= 7.2km/hr.
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Reena roy said:   9 months ago
How did 18 get ( 2*18/5)?
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Prashanth said:   9 months ago
D = S*T.
D = 600m,
T = 5 mints => 5 * 60 = 300 sec.

S = D/T = 600/300 = 2 m/sec.
convert m/sec to km/hr,
2*18/5 = 7.5.
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Nikita Pramanik said:   9 months ago
We have to convert meters per minute to kilometers per hour.
1 km = 1000 m

Therefore,

Speed = Distance/Time.
Speed = (600 m/5 min) * (60 min/1 hr) * (1 km/1000 m),
Speed = 12 km/hr.
Therefore, the person's speed is 12 km/hr.
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R Selva said:   10 months ago
600/5=120m
60*120=7200
7.2km.

Correct me, If I am wrong.
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Bash Richard said:   11 months ago
Distance= 600m
= 0.6km
Time = 5mins.
=5/60hrs.
Speed = D/T.
= 0.6/0.08333.
= 7.2km/hr.
So, Speed = 7.2km/hr.
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Samridhi said:   11 months ago
Distance = 600m = 0.6 km.
Time=5 mins= 5/60 hours.

Speed = distance/time = (0.6*60)/5 km/hr.

Speed= 7.2 km/hr.
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Dewesh Mishra said:   11 months ago
Distance = 600 m = 0.6 km (since 1 km = 1000 m).
Time = 5 minutes = 5/60 hours (since 1 hour = 60 minutes).

Now we can use the formula:

Speed = Distance/Time.
Speed = 0.6 km / (5/60) hours
Speed = 0.6 km / 0.08333 hours.
Speed = 7.2 km/h

Therefore, the person's speed is 7.2 km/h (kilometres per hour).
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Someswar Mazumdar said:   1 year ago
Speed = Distance/Time.
600m Distance.
Time 5 Minute = 300 Seconds.
We need speed km/hr, it means 18/5.
600/300*18/5 = 36/5.
Ans = 7.2.
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Araz Muhammad Tareen said:   1 year ago
The easiest way for solving this question is;

Divide distance by time: 600/5 = 120.
Then multiply 120 x 60 = 7200.
Then divide 7200 with 1000 meter = 7.2.
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