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if I walk 2.5 miles in 1.25 hours, how long does it take to walk .5 miles?

asked by joe
  1. 2.5/1.25 = 0.5/x

    Cross multiply and solve for x.

    Or -- divide 2.5 by 1.25 to find the miles per hour.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. cross multiply and you will get something like this
    2.5 X x = 0.5 X 1.25
    which the answer will be
    2.5x = 0.625
    because we are finding for x so divide both sides by 2.5 so that x can stand alone. so 0.5x over(divided by) 2.5 and 0.625 over(divided by) 2.5.
    (note: we are finding for x).
    so the answer will now be
    x=0.25

    posted by Prince
  3. if 75 widgets are processed in 3.5 hours by 1 person, how long will it take to process 1650 widgets using 9 people.

    posted by chris

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