Posted by **jawn** on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 6:14pm.

You jog at 6.6 mi/h for 5.0 mi, then you jump into a car and drive for another 5.0 mi. With what average speed must you drive if your average speed for the entire 10.0 miles is to be 10.4 mi/h?

answer is 24.5 mi/h.

WHY??

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 6:29pm
let the speed in the car be x mph

so 5/6.6 + 5/x = 10/10.4

5/x = 10/10.4 - 5/6.6

5/x = .20396

x = 5/.20396

x = 24.5

he should drive the last 5 miles at 24.5 mph

check

if avg speed is 10.4 mph, then it took

10/10.4 hours or .9615 hours

time jogging = 5/6.6 = .7576 hours

time in car = 5/24.5 = .20408 hours

for a total time of .96166 hours

allowing for roundoff errors, close enough!

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