1999 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 7

Problem

The third exit on a highway is located at milepost 40 and the tenth exit is at milepost 160. There is a service center on the highway located three-fourths of the way from the third exit to the tenth exit. At what milepost would you expect to find this service center?

$\text{(A)}\ 90 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 100 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 110 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 120 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 130$

Solution

There are $160-40=120$ miles between the third and tenth exits, so the service center is at milepost $40+(3/4)(120) = 40+90=\boxed{\text{(E)}\ 130}$.

See Also

1999 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 6
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Problem 8
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