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− | + | We use that fact that <math>d=rt</math>. In this case, let <math>x</math> represent the time. | |
− | + | On Monday, he was at a rate of <math>5 \text{ m.p.h}</math>. So, <math>5x = 2 \text{ miles}\implies x = \frac{2}{5} \text { hours}</math>. | |
− | + | For Wednesday, he walked at a rate of <math>3 \text{ m.p.h}</math>. Therefore, <math>3x = 2 \text{ miles}\implies x = \frac{2}{3} \text { hours}</math>. | |
− | To find the amount of time saved, subtract the two amounts: <math>\frac{94}{60} \text {hours}</math> - <math>\frac{3}{2} \text {hours}</math> = <math>\frac{4}{60} \text {hours}</math>. To convert this to minutes, | + | On Friday, he walked at a rate of <math>4 \text{ m.p.h}</math>. So, <math>4x = 2 \text{ miles}\implies x=\frac{2}{4} \text {hours}</math>. |
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+ | Adding up the hours yields <math>\frac{2}{5} \text { hours}</math> + <math>\frac{2}{3} \text { hours}</math> + <math>\frac{2}{4} \text { hours}</math> = <math>\frac{94}{60} \text { hours}</math>. | ||
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+ | We now find the amount of time Grandfather would have taken if he walked at <math>4 \text{ m.p.h}</math> per day. Set up the equation, <math>4x = 2 \text{ miles} \times 3 \text{ days}\implies x = \frac{3}{2} \text { hours}</math>. | ||
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+ | To find the amount of time saved, subtract the two amounts: <math>\frac{94}{60} \text { hours}</math> - <math>\frac{3}{2} \text { hours}</math> = <math>\frac{4}{60} \text { hours}</math>. To convert this to minutes, we multiply by <math>60</math>. | ||
Thus, the solution to this problem is <math>\dfrac{4}{60}\times 60=\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 4}</math> | Thus, the solution to this problem is <math>\dfrac{4}{60}\times 60=\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 4}</math> |
Revision as of 20:14, 27 November 2013
Problem
Ted's grandfather used his treadmill on 3 days this week. He went 2 miles each day. On Monday he jogged at a speed of 5 miles per hour. He walked at the rate of 3 miles per hour on Wednesday and at 4 miles per hour on Friday. If Grandfather had always walked at 4 miles per hour, he would have spent less time on the treadmill. How many minutes less?
Solution
We use that fact that . In this case, let represent the time.
On Monday, he was at a rate of . So, .
For Wednesday, he walked at a rate of . Therefore, .
On Friday, he walked at a rate of . So, .
Adding up the hours yields + + = .
We now find the amount of time Grandfather would have taken if he walked at per day. Set up the equation, .
To find the amount of time saved, subtract the two amounts: - = . To convert this to minutes, we multiply by .
Thus, the solution to this problem is
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