Fun Mind Riddles: What is the Speed of the Athlete

Read this fun mind riddle and answer the question.

An athlete runs 200 meters race in 24 seconds.

Her speed is:

  1. 20 kmph
  2. 24 kmph
  3. 28.5 kmph
  4. 30 kmph

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To find the speed we can use the formula for speed.

Speed = distance / time

and since we want the result in kmph we will have to convert the values into kms and hours.

Therefore speed of the athlete is;

Speed = (200/1000) / (24/(60 x 60)

Speed = .2 x 3600/24 = 30 kmph

Answer is D. 30 kmph

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