Unit 14 Section 5 : Time Problems in Context

In this section we look at further problems involving time, travel and also rates of pay.

Example Question

Look at the timetable below which gives the times of buses between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
We can use it to work out the length of particular journeys.
Examples
One of the buses leaves Glasgow at 1530. We want to work out how long it will take to get to Eurocentral.
From 1530 to 1550 is 20 minutes.

Another bus leaves Ratho at 1547 to arrive in Edinburgh Haymarket at 1603. We want to know how long this journey is.
From 1547 to 1600 is 13 minutes, and from 1600 to 1603 is 3 minutes, so the total is 16 minutes.

Practice Questions
Work out the answer to each of these questions then click on the button marked Click on this button below to see the correct answer to see whether you are correct.
(a) How long does it take for the 1500 from Glasgow to get to Ratho?

(b) How long does it take for the 1545 from Glasgow to get to Edinburgh Haymarket?

(c) How long does it take the 1540 from Harthill to get to Murrayfield?

 

Exercises

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Question 1
This timetable gives some more times of buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh:

(a) You catch the 1030 from Glasgow. How long will it take to get to Harthill?
minutes
(b) You catch the 1100 from Glasgow. How long does it take to get to Ratho?
minutes
(c) You catch the bus at Harthill and arrive in Edinburgh at 1225. How long did the journey take?
minutes
(d) You arrive in Edinburgh at 1210, having travelled from Harthill. How long did the journey take?
minutes
(e) Do all the buses take the same time to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Question 2
The timetable below is for the North York Moors Railway.

(a) Do all the journeys take the same time?

(b) For how long do the trains stay at Goatland?
minutes
(c) How long does it take to get from Grosmont to Newtondale?
minutes
(d) How long does it take to get from Grosmont to Levisham?
minutes
(e) For how long do the trains stay at Levisham?
minutes

Question 3
Use the train timetable below to answer the questions alongside:
(a) How long does it take for the 1635 from London
Paddington to get to Plymouth?
hours minutes

(b) Adrian catches a train at 2:00 pm at Reading.
How long does it take him to get to Truro?
hours minutes

(c) Sam catches the last train from Totnes to Penzance.
How long does his journey take?
hours minutes

(d) Clare catches the 1445 from Westbury to Plymouth.
At what time does she arrive in Plymouth?

(e) Which train takes the shortest time from London to Penzance?

Question 4
The timetable below is for the overnight ski train from London to the French Alps:

(a) How long does it take to travel from Waterloo to Moûtiers?
hours minutes
(b) How long does it take to travel from Ashford to Aime la Plagne?
hours minutes
(c) How long does it take to travel from Waterloo to Bourg-St-Maurice?
hours minutes

Question 5
Shainee earns £4 per hour on weekdays, £4.50 per hour on Saturdays and £6 per hour on Sundays.
The table below lists the hours he worked on each day of one week:

How much did Shainee earn that week?
£

Question 6
Ben earns £5 per hour for the first 40 hours he works and £7.50 per hour for any hours of overtime.

One week he earned £290. How many hours overtime did he work?
hours


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