**QUESTION:**An aeroplane travels at an average speed of 230 kilometres per hour for a total journey time of 414 minutes. Work out the total distance covered by this aeroplane.

**QUESTION:** A pressure of 40 N/M^2 is exerted evenly on the area of the triangle shown here. Calculate the force being applied to exert this amount of pressure.

**ANSWER:**

If we cover up d in the triangle, we see that we will have to multiply s by t to get our answer. However, the units don’t match up – we need to convert the minutes to hours, which we will do by dividing it by 60.

t=414\div 60=6.9\text{ hours}

Now, we can do the multiplication:

\text{distance covered }=d=230\times 6.9=1,587\text{ km}

ANSWER: Covering up F on the triangle,

We see that we need to multiply p (pressure) by A (area). To do this, we need to find the area of the triangle above. Before that, however, notice that the sides of the triangle are measured in **centimetres** which doesn’t match up with the “Newtons per **metres **squared” in the question. So, we will convert the dimensions of the triangle into metres by dividing by 100:

\text{height }=80\div 100=0.8\text{ m}

\text{base }=150\div 100=1.5\text{ m}

Now we can calculate the area of the triangle:

\text{area }=\dfrac{1}{2}bh=\dfrac{1}{2}\times0.8\times1.5=0.6\text{ m}^2

Therefore, we get that the force being applied is

F=p\times A=40\times 0.6=24\text{ N}