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Car X traveled from city A to city B in 30 minutes. The first half of the distance was covered at 50 miles per hour, and the second half of the distance was covered at 60 miles per hour. What was the average speed of car X?

A. 200/11
B. 400/11
C. 500/11
D. 600/11
E. 700/11



Here equal distance is covered in two different speeds, so the overall average =2ab/(a+b)=2*50*60/(50+60)=6000/110=600/11

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\(Ave.Speed= \frac{Distance}{ (t1+ t2)}\)

\(—> \frac{D}{2}= 50* t1–> t1= \frac{D}{100}\)

—> \(\frac{D}{2}= 60* t2–> t2= \frac{D}{120}\)

\(Ave.speed= \frac{D}{(D/100 + D/120)}= \frac{D}{(11D/600)}= \frac{600}{11} \)

The answer is D

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Bunuel wrote:
Car X traveled from city A to city B in 30 minutes. The first half of the distance was covered at 50 miles per hour, and the second half of the distance was covered at 60 miles per hour. What was the average speed of car X?

A. 200/11
B. 400/11
C. 500/11
D. 600/11
E. 700/11


Answer is D

Explanation: total Distance (d) = d1 + d2 = 50 mph * t1 + 60mph * t2;
We are also told that d1 = d2;
So: 50 t1 = 60t2;

t = 30 minutes = 0.5 hour;
t1 + t2 = 0.5 hour;
So: t1 = 0.5 - t2;

Solve 2 equations, 2 unknowns:
(1) 50t1 = 60t2 and (2) t1 = 0.5 - t2

t2 = 25/110

t1 = 0.5 - t2 = 55/110 - 25/110 = 30 /110 = 3/11;

Ave speed = d / t = (50t1 + 60t2) / 0.5
= (50 * 3/11 + 60*25/110 ) /0.5
= (150/11 + 150/11) / 0.5
= (300/11)/ 0.5
= 600/11


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