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How many hours did it take helen to drive from her house to her parent's house?

1. Helen's average speed on this trip was 72 Km/hr

2. If Helen's average speed on this trip had been 8 Km/hr greater it would have taken 1 hr less

can anyone explain?
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Re: Time taken [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2011, 02:07
kotela wrote:
How many hours did it take helen to drive from her house to her parent's house?

1. Helen's average speed on this trip was 72 Km/hr

2. If Helen's average speed on this trip had been 8 Km/hr greater it would have taken 1 hr less

can anyone explain?


let time req. be t.
let distance covered be d.

1.
d/t=72.
Insufficient

2.
d/(t-1)=80
Insufficient

1+2
d=72t
d=80(t-1)
72t=80(t-1)
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Re: Time taken [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2011, 04:42
Thanx for the explanation
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