Posted by **aqua** on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 7:28pm.

darrin hiked the shortest route from the trailhead to hart moutin in 73.4 hours. what is the avarage number of miles he hiked in 1 hour?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 7:33pm
How many miles is it from Trailhead to Hart Mountain?

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**aqua**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 7:42pm
10 in 5 7ths

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 7:44pm
Do you mean 10 5/7 miles?

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**aqua**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 7:49pm
yes that's what i mean

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 8:03pm
This must be a snail doing the hiking.

10.71 divided by 73.4 = 0.146 miles per hour. That's a little longer than a football field.

Are you using a map scale?

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**aqua**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 8:07pm
yes im using a map that tells how many miles to get to the places!

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 8:12pm
I bet that you measured on your map and found that it was 10 5/7 inches from one place to another. Now use your map scale to find out how far that would be in actual miles.

Check this site.

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/geology/leveson/core/linksa/scale_use.html

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**aqua**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 8:16pm
i know the ansewer is 2 2/3 i just don't know how to work it out.

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 8:44pm
If Darrin averaged 2 2/3 miles per hour on a 73.4 hour long hike, then the distance must be about 31.5 miles. Check your distance again.

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