2008 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 5

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Problem

Barney Schwinn notices that the odometer on his bicycle reads $1441$, a palindrome, because it reads the same forward and backward. After riding $4$ more hours that day and $6$ the next, he notices that the odometer shows another palindrome, $1661$. What was his average speed in miles per hour?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 15\qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 16\qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 18\qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 20\qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 22$

Solution

Barney travels $1661-1441=220$ miles in $4+6=10$ hours for an average of $220/10=\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 22}$ miles per hour.

See Also

2008 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 4
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Problem 6
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