2016 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 4

When Cheenu was a boy he could run $15$ miles in $3$ hours and $30$ minutes. As an old man he can now walk $10$ miles in $4$ hours. How many minutes longer does it take for him to walk a mile now compared to when he was a boy?

$\textbf{(A) }6\qquad\textbf{(B) }10\qquad\textbf{(C) }15\qquad\textbf{(D) }18\qquad \textbf{(E) }30$

Solution

When Cheenu was a boy, he could run $15$ miles in $3$ hours and $30$ minutes $= 3\times60 + 30$ minutes $= 210$ minutes, thus running $\frac{210}{15} = 14$ minutes per mile. Now that he is an old man, he can walk $10$ miles in $4$ hours $= 4 \times 60$ minutes $= 240$ minutes, thus walking $\frac{240}{10} = 24$ minutes per mile. Therefore it takes him $\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 10}$ minutes longer to walk a mile now compared to when he was a boy.

Video Solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqnQQcUVJmA (has questions 1-5)


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