## mathtard 4 years ago During the first part of a trip,a canoeist travels 71 miles at a certain speed. The conoeist travels 10 miles on the second part of the trip at a speed of 5mph slower. The total time for the trip is 5 hours. What was the speed of each part of the trip.

1. hahd

give me a sec

2. mathtard

ok!

3. hahd

ok so distance1=71 speed1=x distance2=10 speed2=x-5 since speed=distance/time we can write it like this time=distance/speed following me?

4. hahd

since total time is 50 we can write equation as 50=(71/x)+(10/x-5)

5. mathtard

ok so am I suppse to solve or just write the equation?

6. hahd

ill solve it for u dont worry but do u understand it? lemme know if u wanna solve it urself

7. mathtard

I think I understand. No go ahead.

8. hahd

gimme a minute i think i made a calc error trying to go through what i go wrong

9. hahd

is tht right?

10. hahd

mathtard u there?

11. mathtard

it says wrong

12. hahd

noooooooo ok ill check calc again

13. mathtard

k

14. hahd

sorry if its not 5.27

15. hahd

then i dont know

16. hahd

5.27 and 0.27 make sense

17. hahd

sorry once again if i wasnt helpful

18. AravindG

hahd can u help me?/

19. hahd

hey did u ditch me

20. mathtard

no im here

21. hahd

22. hahd

5.27

23. hahd

and 0.27

24. AravindG

helo me in doing physics

25. hahd

ok aravind post question

26. mathtard

17.03 and 5.27

27. hahd

tht doesnt make sense

28. hahd

if he was going at 17.03 then u subtract 5 u should get 12.03

29. saifoo.khan

Still Stuck?

30. hahd

i got 5.27 saifoo

31. hahd

then subtracted 5 to get 0.27 i dont know how u would get 17.03

32. hahd

saifoo u there u?

33. hahd

got ditched again

34. mathtard

sorry didn't mean to ditch you.