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Mr. Stewart rode a distance of 12miles out into the country on a bicycle and returned on foot. His rate on the bicycle was 4 times his rate on foot. He spent 5 hours on the entire trip. Find the rate of walking and on the bicycle.

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    Mr. Stewart rode a distance of 12miles out into the country on a bicycle and returned on foot. His rate on the bicycle was 4 times his rate on foot. He spent 5 hours on the entire trip. Find the rate of walking and on the bicycle.

    Letting V equal the walking speed,

    12/4V + 12/V = 5

    Solve for V.

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