## anonymous one year ago A car travels 100 meters in 5 seconds. What is the speed of the car? speed = distance over time; 1 mile = 1609 meters

1. phi

how far did you get ?

2. phi

the first step is to write speed as distance divided by time (and put in the "units") $\frac{100 \ meters}{5\ secs}$

3. anonymous

im terrible at this stuff and im lost on how to solve it

4. phi

do you get the idea of putting 100 meters divided by 5 seconds ?

5. phi

can you simplify 100/5 ?

6. phi

and I assume they want the final answer in miles per hour ?

7. phi

***im terrible at this stuff*** unfortunately, it takes work on your part to "get it". If you don't have the time to try to work this out, you won't make much progress.