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Wilma drove at an average speed of 60mph from her home in City A to visit her sister in City B.
She stayed in City B 25 hours, and on the trip back averaged 40mph. She returned home 42hours after leaving.
We have to determine how many miles x is it from City A to City B.
1. In terms of x, express Wilma's driving time from A to B
It is ____________
2. In terms of x, her return driving time is ______________
3. Her TOTAL driving time is: _____________ (trip time minus visiting time)
So answer from 1. PLUS 2. set equal to 3. is the equation:
_______________________ = ___________________.
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Wilma drove at an average speed of 60mph from her home in City A to visit her sister in City B. She stayed in City B 25 hours, and on the trip back averaged 40mph. She returned home 42hours after leaving. We have to determine how many miles x is it from City A to City B. 1. In terms of x, express Wilma's driving time from A to B It is ____________ 2. In terms of x, her return driving time is ______________ 3. Her TOTAL driving time is: _____________ (trip time minus visiting time) So answer from 1. PLUS 2. set equal to 3. is the equation: _______________________ = ___________________.
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itzcarolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This is the problem...
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itzcarolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm not sure if I enter these in wrong or what.. but are you able to tell me which number goes to which blank?
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AnnandBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
#1 avg speed=60mph; distance=x, then time=x/60 #2 time=x/40 #3 total driving time=4225 x can be obtained by solving: x/60+x/40=4225
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itzcarolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I've entered what annand have and it's correct.. but I'm trying to solve for the last problem now. which is solving for x
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AnnandBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
exactly, suzi... but isn't 42=(travel time from a to b)+ staying time+(ravel time from b to a)
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itzcarolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so to solve X, (x/60) + (x/40) = 17 I would have to multiply 60 by each side, correct? and solve?
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AnnandBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
better multiply both sides with 120... its a multiple of both 40 & 60...
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itzcarolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Are you able to show me the steps?
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AnnandBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
try your hand... if its difficult, i'll help...
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itzcarolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
17*120 = 2040.. right? then does that make the x/60 + x/40 = to x? since it all cancels out?
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AnnandBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
after multiplying with 120: 2x+3x=17*120 5x=17*120 x=17*120/5
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AnnandBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you don't need to find 17*120 outrightly... 120/5=24
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itzcarolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so how did you get 3 and 2?
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itzcarolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks a lot annand! <3
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AnnandBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[120*\left( x/60+x/40 \right)=(120*x/60)+(120*x/40)=2x+3x\]
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