Posted by gaby on .
i need help!!!!! one type of lightning bug glows once every 1 1/2 seconds. how many times can it glow in 1 minute? and the other one is :
Bea can run 1/6 mile in 2 minutes. how long should it take her to run 2 miles? please help the teacher wont help me and i need these problems by tomorrow!!!!!! HELP!!!!

MATH 
gaby,
SORRY THE SUBJECT IS MATH NOT SOCIAL STUDIES.

social studies 
gaby,
please help me ms sue anyone

social studies 
Ms. Sue,
one type of lightning bug glows once every 1 1/2 seconds. how many times can it glow in 1 minute
Divide 60 by 1.5
Bea can run 1/6 mile in 2 minutes. how long should it take her to run 2 miles?
Cross multiply and solve this proportion for x.
(1/6)/2 = 2/x 
social studies 
Anonymous,
So the first one is 40

social studies 
Gabby,
Second one is 3? I don't know

social studies 
Gabby,
Or is it 6?

social studies 
Ms. Sue,
(1/6)/2 = 2/x
(1/6)x = 4
x = 4/(1/6)
x = 4 * (6/1
x = 24 minutes to run 2 miles 
social studies 
Gabby,
Thank you but you know what the problem is I showed to my teacher like I don't know how many times 24 and she said its wrong but I don't care I'm going to sure her and that's that. Was I right for the light bug 40?

social studies 
Gabby,
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social studies 
Ms. Sue,
Yes, 40 is correct for the first one about the lightning bug.
Another way to solve the miles/minutes problem is this way.
She runs 1/6 of a mile in 2 minutes. It must take her 12 minutes to run 1 mile. So she take 24 minutes to run 2 miles. 
social studies 
Gabby,
Thank you but guess what ? I showed her about the lightning bug and she said it was still wrong. I don't get it I got the other one right though do you think there's another way if not that's okay but thanks anyways.