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Walking Times

Questions about the time it takes to walk between places in London according to the Walking Tube Map.

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Walking Times
An excerpt from the Transport For London Walking Tube Map:

This is a map of the central part of the London Underground system. The numbers show the number of minutes it would take to walk between two adjacent stations.

1. How many minutes does it take to walk from Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court Road?

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2. How many minutes longer does it take to walk from Lancaster Gate to Marble Arch than to walk from Leicester Square to Charing Cross?

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3. If I set out from Westminster at 4:37pm and walked directly to St James's Park Tube station, what time would I arrive?

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4. If I set out from South Kensington at 1:59pm and walked directly to Sloane Square, what time would I arrive?

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5. I want to arrive at Westminster at exactly 6:43pm. What time should I leave the coffee shop at Green Park Tube station?

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6. I want to arrive at Regent's Park Tube station at exactly 5:05pm. What time should I leave Oxford Circus Tube station?

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7. I walk from Covent Garden to Russell Square via Holborn the back to Covent Garden along the same route. If I leave Covent Garden at 5:52pm, what time will my walk end?

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8. I set out from Oxford Circus at 10:27am and walk to the next Tube station. I get there at 10:45am. What is the name of that station?

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9. What is the average walking time (in minutes) between pairs of adjacent stations on the Piccadilly line between South Kensington and Covent Garden?

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10. If the distance from Angel to Old Street is one mile. What is the presumed walking speed (in mph) used in the making of this map?

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"Did you know a standard scientific calculator can be used to work out time calculations similar to the ones required in the exercise above? You can type a time into the calculator using this button:

Degrees, minutes, seconds

The following calculation was used to find out the time 27 minutes after 3:55pm:

3°55° + 0°27°

You can see a demonstration of using this calculator key on the Calculator Workout page. "

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