2013 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 11

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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?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 1 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 2 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 3 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 4 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 5$

Solution

On Monday, he was at a rate of 5 mph. So, 5x = 2 miles. x = $\frac{2}{5} \text {hours}$. For Wednesday, he jogged at a rate of 3 mph. Therefore, 3x = 2 miles. x = $\frac{2}{3}  \text {hours}$. On Friday, he jogged at a rate of 4 hours. So, 4x = 2 miles. x=$\frac{2}{4}  \text {hours}$.

Add the hours = $\frac{2}{5}  \text {hours}$ + $\frac{2}{3}  \text {hours}$ + $\frac{2}{4}  \text {hours}$ = $\frac{94}{60}  \text {hours}$.

Once you find this, answer the actual question by finding the amount of time Grandfather would take by jogging at 4 mph per day. Set up the equation, 4x = 2 miles $\times$ 3 days. x = $\frac{3}{2}  \text {hours}$.

To find the amount of time saved, subtract the two amounts: $\frac{94}{60}  \text {hours}$ - $\frac{3}{2}  \text {hours}$ = $\frac{4}{60}  \text {hours}$. To convert this to minutes, use the conversion rate; multiply by 60.

Thus, the solution to this problem = $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 4}$

See Also

2013 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 10
Followed by
Problem 12
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