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Algebra II - Word Problem

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A convenience store clerk can wait on 6 customers per minute. If customers arrive at an average rate of x people per minute, the time T spent in line is:

T=1/6-x, where 0<x<6

Find the waiting time if an average of 4.75 people arrive each minute.

  • Algebra II - Word Problem - ,

    T = 1/(6-x) = 1/(6-4.75) = 0.8 min.=48s.

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