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Posted by **John** on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 8:36pm.

I don't get why the answer isn't 15.

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**tchrwill**, Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 9:33pmThe average speed for the entire trip is the total distance divided by the total time.

Therefore,

t1 = 5/6.2 = .806 hr.

t2 = 5/V

Total distance traveled is 5 + 5 = 10 miles.

Total time is t1 + t2 = .806 + 5/V

Average driving speed is therefore

Vavg = 10/(.806 + 5/V) = 10.6

Solving,V = 36.511mph.

(5 + 5)/(.806 + 5/36.511) = 10.6mph.

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