**SPEED DISTANCE AND TIME TESTS**

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Speed distance time tests are used most commonly during **selection processes for the Armed Forces and the Aviation industry**. It makes perfect sense that a pilot should be capable of knowing how long it will take him to fly a certain distance along with and at what speed. The same applies for officer’s in the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. They must be able **to calculate accurately how long it will take their soldiers to travel a set distance.**

**ABOUT SPEED DISTANCE TIME TESTS**

In order to be competent in the use of speed distance time tests you must aim for both **accuracy and agility**. The first thing you should be **f****ully conversant with is the 12x table**. We also recommend that you learn and absorb the following patterns. These will help you to answer the questions faster.

- There are 2 periods of 30 minutes in an hour
- There are 3 periods of 20 minutes in an hour
- There are 4 periods of 15 minutes in an hour
- There are 5 periods of 12 minutes in an hour
- There are 6 periods of 10 minutes in an hour
- There are 10 periods of 6 minutes in an hour
- There are 12 periods of 5 minutes in an hour
- There are 15 periods of 4 minutes in an hour
- There are 20 periods of 3 minutes in an hour
- There are 30 periods of 2 minutes in an hour
- At 60mph, you travel one mile, every minute.

**When calculating speed, distance and time questions there are three variables to consider: speed, distance and time. Two of these variables will always be known.**

The most effective way to solve these equations is to **use the following formulas**:

- The triangular diagram above is a perfect aid for helping you to memorise the formula.
- If you place your t
**humb over the variable you are trying to discover**, you will then see the equation required. - For example, if we wanted to obtain the time, placing my thumb on T would show that we would need to divide Distance by Speed.
- When answering questions on speed distance time you may ﬁnd it helpful by
**starting off writing down the diagram of the triangle at the top**.

**CALCULATING THE SPEED**

Let us provide you with a sample speed distance time question to work through.

**SPEED DISTANCE TIME SAMPLE QUESTION**

** Q. What speed covers 30 miles in 2 hours and 30 minutes?**

**Step 1:** We know that the formula required to calculate **speed = distance/time**.

**Step 2:** First of all, we must change the time into minutes. If the question was already in minutes, then we would leave it: **2 hours 30 minutes = 150 minutes**

**Step 3**: Speed = 30/150

**Step 4:** We must now **cancel down the fraction** until the denominator (the bottom half of the fraction) can be multiplied easily into 60 (minutes).

Speed = 30/150

Speed = 1/5

**Step 5:** We now need to multiply the denominator (the bottom fraction), until it ﬁts into 60. In this example, the outcome would be 12 – as 5 ﬁts in 60, 12 times.

Therefore, speed = 1 x 12 (5 goes into 60 twelve times)

**ANSWER:** Speed = 12 mph

Hopefully you found our explanation reasonably clear.

The following 100+ page workbook **contains 400 sample Speed Distance Time questions** to help you prepare for your tests.

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