It takes stu, a slimy slug, 20 minutes to travel from his favorite bush to the local trach can (a trip of 30 meters), how far can he travel in 1 hour (60 minutes)?

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  1. distance = rate x time
    30 m = rate x 20 min
    Solve for rate = 30 m/20 min = 1.5 m/min

    Now redo d = rt and plug in 1.5 for rate and 60 min for time and solve for d.

    You can do it with ratio/proportion, also
    (30 m/20 min) = (x m/60 m)
    x = ?

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    posted by DrBob222

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