Speed Distance Time Formula

Speed is a very rudimentary concept in motion which is all about how slow or fast an object travel. We define speed as distance divided by time. Distance is directly proportionate to Velocity when time is constant. Speed, distance, and time numerical ask us to solve for one of the three variables with certain information known. In these questions, we deal with objects moving at either constant speeds or average speeds.

Formula of Speed Distance Time

Speed distance time formula is mathematically articulated as:

\(\begin{array}{l}x=\frac{d}{t}\end{array} \)


  • the speed is x  in m/s
  • the distance traveled is d  in m
  • is the time taken in s

The distance traveled formula is articulated as

  d = xt

If any of the two variables among speed, distance, and time is provided, we can use this formula and find the unknown numeric

Solved Examples

Underneath are solved problems based on speed distance and time formula:

Problem 1: Lilly is driving a scooter with a speed of 6 km/hr for 2hr. How much distance will she travel?
Given: Speed of the scooter x = 6 km/hr
Time taken t = 2 hr
Distance traveled d = ?

Speed distance time formula is given as

\(\begin{array}{l}x=\frac{d}{t}\end{array} \)

Distance traveled d = x × t
d = 6 km/hr × 2 hr
d = 12 km

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