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Ian drives to town at 36 mph and returns at 48mph. If his total driving time is 3.5 hours, how far is he from town? Draw a diagram
 2 years ago
Ian drives to town at 36 mph and returns at 48mph. If his total driving time is 3.5 hours, how far is he from town? Draw a diagram

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Compassionate
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Use the formula for distance: \[d = r*t\]

xokatexo
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1348859120194:dw Fill out the chart

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Assuming by, "returns," it means Ian is back at the original position, then you have one unknown distance, two known rates, and two unknown times that are related by t1+t2=3.5

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You can set up, initially, two independent equations with the unknowns 'd' and 't' and combine them (after making a substitution) into a single equation to solve for d.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The instructions also ask for a diagram, so make sure you do that. Looking at a picture helps a lot to organized information.

xokatexo
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1348859501586:dw ???

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's ok, but you can't have the same variable, x, for both unknown times. Try t for the first time and 3.5t for the second time.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's not really a diagram  more of a chart or data table.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Like I said, the two equations combine into a single one easily enough once you see how they are related.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1348859649081:dw

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's close, but it's 3.5x (x stands for time), not 35x

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, that's what you get when you set the two equations equal to each other (because the distance is the same).

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The two unknown variables are distance and time, but you can eliminate distance momentarily to solve for time, and then sub that back in to one of the first two equations to find the distance.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OK. I am explaining the general way to solve these sorts of problems that works every time. If you want to do it another way and it works then that's fine.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But just to let you know. '2' is not the correct answer.

xokatexo
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well you didn't help at all and i mean x = 2...f you helped maybe id get the right answer..

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What about what I said do you think is not helping you? Do I need to explain the steps more clearly?

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you want to know how to do these problems the right way and get the correct answer every time, I can help you, but if you are going to be rude and blow me off, then I wish you luck figuring it out on your own.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In your equation, x does equal 2, but that does not answer the question...
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