Posted by **ashley** on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 9:29pm.

write and solve an inequality. on a trip from virginia to florida, the sampson family wants to travel at least 420 miles in 8 hours. what must be their average rate of speed?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 9:42pm
rate = distance / time

= 420/8 = 52.5 mph

so any speed greater than that will give a distance greater than 420

so

rate ≥ 420/8 would do it.

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**Mrs P**, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 9:47pm
8x ≥ 420

8x/8 ≥ 420/8

x ≥ 52.5

They would need to travel greater than or equal to 52.5 mpg to meet their expectations.

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