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If a snail can move i inches in m minutes , then how many feet can it

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If a snail can move i inches in m minutes, then how many feet it can move in h hours?

A 5hi/m
B 60hi/m
C hi/12m
D 5m/hi
E 5him
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If a snail can move i inches in m minutes, then how many feet it can move in h hours?

A 5hi/m
B 60hi/m
C hi/12m
D 5m/hi
E 5him


We are given that a snail's rate is i/m inches/minute. Since 1 foot = 12 inches, in feet per minute, the snail’s rate is:

i/m x 1/12 = i/12

We need to determine how far it will move in h hours or 60h minutes.

Since distance = rate x time:

distance = i/12m x 60h = 5hi/m

Answer: A
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ruchi857 wrote:
If a snail can move i inches in m minutes, then how many feet it can move in h hours?

A 5hi/m
B 60hi/m
C hi/12m
D 5m/hi
E 5him



i inches in m minutes IS \(\frac{i}{12}\) ft in \(\frac{m}{60}\) hr
so \(\frac{60}{m}*\frac{i}{12}=\frac{5i}{m}\) in 1 hour..
so \(\frac{5hi}{m}\) in h hour..
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not 700 level and not a very good Q in terms of variable used..----- i inches , m minutes ad h hour
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