Math Story : Introduction To Speed
The Ultimate Chase
Narrator : Cirha bangs the door open and rushes into the room panting and panicking.
Cirha : Uncle Math! Uncle Math! I was at the security room, and I just saw Asquarho Boss’s spaceship, heading towards Clemper town.
Uncle Math : Oh no! We have to stop him! Clemper town has important blueprints and data for all our gadgets.
Narrator : Uncle Math turns on his microphone like device.
Uncle Math : [radio voice speaking into the mike] Everyone assemble in the security room, I repeat everyone assemble in the security room. Quick!
Uncle Math : Asquarho Boss is about to reach Temper town and is heading for Clemper town.
Triho : Should we go by train, car, or spaceship to catch him?
Uncle Math : Triho we can determine that by finding out a few things first.
Uncle Math : Security! Can you tell us the distance from Temper town to Clemper town and how fast Asquarho Boss is travelling?
Security : The distance from Temper to Clemper town is 1600 km, and Asquarho Boss is travelling at 800 km/hr.
Uncle Math : Now, Squarho can you calculate how long it will take for Asquarho Boss to reach Clemper town?
Squarho : I remember what you taught me, Uncle Math. Speed is equal to distance divided by time. So, to find the time, we divide the distance by the speed.
Uncle Math : Absolutely correct!
Squarho : 1600 divided by 800 is 2. It will take two hours for Asquarho to reach Clemper town.
Uncle Math : We must get to Clemper town before him.
Uncle Math : Security! What is the distance from Samper town to Clemper town?
Security : The distance from Samper town to Clemper town is 1800 km.
Uncle Math : Cirha, can you tell us at what speed we should travel to reach Clemper town?
Cirha : Asquarho Boss will take two hours to reach Clemper town. To find out the minimum speed, we use the formula: Speed is distance divided by time. So, the distance is 1800 km, and the time is 2 hours. That means we need to travel at least 900 km/hr.
Uncle Math : Exactly right! The car goes at 100 km/hr, the train goes at 400km/hr, and the spaceship goes at 1000 km/hr. Triho, tell me, which one should we choose to reach before Asquarho Boss?
Triho : We need to take a spaceship to get there before Asquarho Boss!
Uncle Math : That’s correct! Let us hurry and stop Asquarho Boss.
Triho, Squarho, Cirha and Cirho : Yes! Let us go!
Uncle Math : There he is! Throw the net on him.
Narrator : They throws the net down.