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During the first part of a trip a canoeist travels 26 miles at a certain speed. The canoeist travels 8 miles on the second part of the trip at a speed 5 mph slower. Total time is 3 hours. What was the seed on each part of the trip

  • algebra 2 -

    time = distance/speed, so

    26/s + 8/(s-5) = 3
    s = 13

    check:
    26/13 + 8/8 = 3

  • algebra 2 -

    it sould be 13 and 8

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