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on the fastest speedways, some drivers reach average speed of 3 miles per minute. Write a formula that gives the number of miles M that such a driver would travel in x minutes. How far would this driver travel in 33 minutes? The formula is M=___ The distance is ___ mi.

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  1. anonymous
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    okay if you drive 3 miles in one minute, how many miles will you travel in 2 minutes?

  2. anonymous
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    6

  3. anonymous
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    okay good. how many miles would you travel in 3 minutes?

  4. anonymous
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    I get that I multiply but I think I am confused by the question. I got 66 miles but I guessnI am confused by the distance

  5. anonymous
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    distance is basically how much you travel in a certain time. so you travel a distance of 3 miles in one minute.

  6. anonymous
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    so how many miles would you cover in x minutes?

  7. anonymous
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    That is what I am confused by the only thing I can come up with is 33 miles is 66 minutes

  8. anonymous
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    I am sorry 99 minutes

  9. anonymous
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    99 minutes? or miles?

  10. anonymous
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    99 miles in 33 minutes

  11. anonymous
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    okay good. so what is the relationship between M and x?

  12. anonymous
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    M=99 33mi

  13. anonymous
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    3 miles --> 1 minute M miles---> x minutes what is the relation between M and x?

  14. anonymous
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    Ireally don't know

  15. anonymous
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    okay. in one minute you travel (3 times 1) miles. in two minutes you travel (3 times 2) miles in three minutes you travel (3 times 3) miles in x minutes you travel (3 times x) miles. so number of miles (M) traveled in x minutes is 3x therefore M = 3x miles, where x is in minutes.

  16. anonymous
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    ok now I am really confused. S 3x=99 miles is that it

  17. anonymous
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    the formula is M = 3x the distance traveled in 33 minutes is M = 3 times 33 = 99 miles

  18. anonymous
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    I think I understand thanks

  19. anonymous
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    you are welcome. dont get confused by letters such as M and x and so on. It is painful to write you travel 3 times the number of minutes in that time. so we assign variables such as M and x to the distance and time and write it in mathematical form. it is much easier to write M =3x as long as you know what M and x stand for.

  20. anonymous
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    thanks

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