Posted by **aaron** on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 7:59pm.

need to solve a word problem using linear equation in slope form.

Ben walks 3 miles per hour, and runs at 6 miles per hour. Runs and walks a total of distance of 210 miles per week.

Is this correct

210 = 3/6m +b - equation to show relation of hours run to walk

B. is Ben runs for 25, how many does he walk

210 = 6(25) +3(x)

- Alebra -
**Steve**, Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 6:55am
nope. distance = speed * time

If the walk/run times are w and r, then

3w + 6r = 210

r = 35 - 1/2 w

w = 70 - 2r

you say Ben runs for 25. 25 what? hours, minutes, miles?

If miles, then the run time is 25/6 hrs.

Use that to find the w value

Your equation hints that he ran for 25 hours. I think you will find that it will be hard to come up with a reasonable value for x.

- Alebra -
**Aaron**, Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 4:06pm
I meant 25 minutes

- Alebra -
**aaron**, Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 4:42pm
here is the 2nd part of the question

B. Ben runs for 25 hours. For how many hours does he walk?

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- algebra - A student runs 100 meters in 11 seconds. What is the speed of the ...
- Trig - Nathan and Julia are walking along lines that form a 38 degree angle. If ...
- Math Algelbra - Joy has to get from her house to the park,which is 10 miles away...
- algebra - Bob and bill leave the ice cream store at the same time going in ...
- Trigonometry- Help! - After one hour in flight, an airplane is located 200 miles...
- physics - two runners who live 10 miles apart leave home and start running ...
- Math - You walk at 4 miles per hour for 1/2 hour, and then jog at 6 miles per ...
- Math - Runner A crosses the starting line of a marathon and runs at an average ...
- Math - Runner runs 8 miles at 5 miles per hour, then another 2 miles at 7 miles ...
- maths - A motorist travels 120 miles to his destionation at an average speed of ...

More Related Questions