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Posted by **Terri** on Monday, December 3, 2007 at 9:46pm.

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**Michael**, Monday, December 3, 2007 at 9:53pmLet j be Jan's time.

Use the formula d = r * t (distance = rate times time).

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**Terri**, Monday, December 3, 2007 at 10:06pmstill lost

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**Reiny**, Monday, December 3, 2007 at 10:42pmInteresting result

I used to coach swimming and have never heard of a 500 m race.

There is a 400 m and a 800 m freestyle.

As of Dec 3/07 the world record in the 400 m men's freestyle was still held by

Ian Thorpe, AUS in a time of 3:40.08

So Carol did 500 m in 2:40 !!! WOW

Be that as it may, ...

Carol swam 500 m in 160 seconds, so she swam at a rate of 500/160 m/sec or 3.125 m/sec.

So Jan swam 1/4 or .124 m/sec slower, so she swam at 3 m/sec

time = dist/rate

= 500/3 sec

= 166.667 sec

= 2 min, 47 sec (2:47)

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**Terri**, Monday, December 3, 2007 at 11:19pmI understand the 3.125 m/sec, but I am not sure how you got .124 m/sec

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**Reiny**, Monday, December 3, 2007 at 11:33pmMy error Terri, 1/4 of course is .25 not .124

so let's pick it up at..

So Jan swam 1/4 or ..25 m/sec slower, so she swam at 2.875 m/sec (3.125 -.25)

time = dist/rate

= 500/2.875 sec

= 173.913 sec

= 2 min, 53.9 sec (2:53.9)

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**Terri**, Monday, December 3, 2007 at 11:42pmThanks for your help!

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