Week 241 (25 March 2022)

Theo is going home for the weekend to visit his Mum for Mothering Sunday. He is travelling from London to Cardiff by coach.

The distance by road from London to Cardiff is 140 miles and the coach is leaving London at 1:30pm.

He assumes the coach will travel at an average speed of 50mph.

Can you use Theo’s assumptions to work out his arrival time in Cardiff?


Time taken = Distance/ Speed = 140/50 = 2.8hrs

2.8hrs = 2hrs 48 mins (2 + 0.8 x 60)

Arrival time = 1.30pm + 2hrs 48 mins = 4:18pm