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You are driving home on a weekend from school at 65mph for 130 miles. It then starts to snow and you slow to 45 mph. You arrive home after driving 4 hours. How far is your hometown from school?

First I found the time with d/v=t so 130/65= 2 hours

I used d= d_0 +vt
=130 +45(6)
=400 miles

I plugged in 6 hours for the time from adding 2 hours and 4 hours.
Is this correct?

  • Physics -

    You covered 130 miles in the first two hours (130/65 = 2). You then traveled 45 mph for 2 hours, so you went 90 miles (45*2).

    130 + 90 = 220 miles

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