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Homework Help: math

Posted by koleo on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11:37am.

jenny had driven for 2h at a constant speed when road forced to reduce her speed by 10 mp/h for the remaining 1h of 152 mile trip. find her original speed

152 - 10 = 142/2 = 71 mp/h


Can 71 mi/hr be right for the first speed?
71 mi/hr x 2 hrs = 142 miles traveled.
10 mi/hr x 1 hr = 10 miles traveled.
So we have 152 miles traveled in three hours BUT the second speed is not 10 mi/hr less than the original speed. In fact it is 71-10 = 61 mi/hr less. I think this answer is flawed.

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