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A backpacking team is hiking At an average speed of 2 1/2 miles per hour. At that rate, how long will it take for a hike of 8 3/4 mi?

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    Let's convert these fractions to decimals.

    2 1/2 = 2.5
    8 3/4 = 8.75

    Set up a proportion. Cross multiply and solve for x.

    2.5/1 = 8.75/x

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