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veronica and mallory are leaving mallorys house for veronicas which is 40 miles away. Veronica left the house first and is driving at an average speed of 35 miles per hour. mallory left 5 minutes after veronica but she is traveling at an average speed at an of 40 miles per hour. which girl will get to veronicas house first??? a) Veronica b) Mallory c) They will get there at the sametime d) there is not enough information to solve this problem

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  1. anonymous
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    Easiest way is to just use division to figure out how long it will take each girl to cross the distance. For Veronica: 40 miles / (35 miles/hr) = 1.143 hours = 68.57 minutes For Mallory: 40 miles / (40 miles/hr) = 1 hour = 60 minutes And then add the 5 extra minutes Mallory waited, so 65 minutes. So there you go.

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