# Formula of Time

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Time can be defined as the distance an object covers at unit speed. Time refers to the progression of events. This progression is in such a manner that it goes from the past to the present and finally into the future.

The formula of time helps in calculating the time taken by anybody to travel a certain distance at a given speed. The SI unit of time is s.

Let us study the formula of time using some solved examples.

## What is the Formula of Time?

The Formula of Time of a given body can be expressed as,

Time = Distance/Speed ## Solved Examples Using Formula of Time.

### A train covered a distance of 120 km at a speed of 60km/hr. What is the time taken by the train?

Solution:

To find: Time taken by the train.

Given:

Distance covered by a train = 120km

Speed of a train = 60 km/hr

Using Formula of Time,

Time = Distance/Speed

= 120/60

= 2 hr

Answer: The time taken by the train to cover 120 km at the speed of 60km/hr is 2 hours.

### A cyclist covers 20 km at the speed of 5km/hr. What is the time taken by the cyclist?

Solution:

To find: Time taken by the cyclist.

Distance covered by a cyclist =  20 km

Speed of the cyclist = 5km/hr.

Using Formula of Time,

Time = Distance/Speed

= 20/5

= 4 hr