Runner A crosses the starting line of a marathon and runs at an average pace of 5.6 miles per hour. Half an hour later, Runner B crosses the starting line and runs at an average rate of 6.4 miles per hour. If the length of the marathon is 26.2 miles, which runner will finish ahead of the other? Explain.

At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.

Get our expert's

answer on brainly

SEE EXPERT ANSWER

Get your free account and access expert answers to this and thousands of other questions.

A community for students.

Runner A crosses the starting line of a marathon and runs at an average pace of 5.6 miles per hour. Half an hour later, Runner B crosses the starting line and runs at an average rate of 6.4 miles per hour. If the length of the marathon is 26.2 miles, which runner will finish ahead of the other? Explain.

Mathematics
See more answers at brainly.com
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.

Get this expert

answer on brainly

SEE EXPERT ANSWER

Get your free account and access expert answers to this and thousands of other questions

Runner A; Runner B will not be able to catch Runner A in the time it takes Runner A to complete the 26.2 mile course. Runner B; Runner B will catch up to runner A 3.5 hours after Runner A crosses the starting line. Runner B; Runner B will pass Runner A and finish more than half an hour ahead of Runner A. Runner B; Runner B will catch up to Runner A 4 hours after Runner A crosses the starting line.
Runner A: Time it takes for him to finish: t = 26.2/5.6 = 4.679 hours (to complete race) . Runner B: Time it takes for him to finish: t = 26.2/6.4 = 4.094 hours BUT wait, we have to account for the extra .5 hours -- the time it took for him to cross the start line. t = 4.094 + .5 = 4.594 hours . Since Runner B's time is less than Runner A's, we must conclude Runner B will finish first.

Not the answer you are looking for?

Search for more explanations.

Ask your own question

Other answers:

so B?
or C.?
yep runner B will finish first
i think c would be correct but b could be too
thank you :)
np

Not the answer you are looking for?

Search for more explanations.

Ask your own question