Posted by **rachel** on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 8:14am.

write a linear equation to model the situation. you have walked 4 miles on a trail. you continue to walk at a rate of 3 miles per hour for 5 hours.

please tell me how to do this!! thanks!

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**jim**, Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 8:50am
You have a start point 4 miles from the origin, when this story begins.

You then walk at a rate of speed for a specified time.

There really isn't much equationing (which isn't a word!) to be done here, since you know your speed and time:

Distance from start point =

4 miles

plus

3 miles per hour for 5 hours

s = 4 + 3 * 5

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**rachel**, Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 9:31am
[<equationing (which isn't a word!)> hehe]

thanks for the help! :)

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