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Jane goes the trip of 40miles, the first 20 miles at 60 miles per hour

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Jane goes the trip of 40miles, the first 20 miles at 60 miles per hour and the rest 20 miles at 30 miles per hour, what is the average speed of the entire trip?
A. 30miles/1hr
B. 36miels/1hr
C. 40miles/1hr
D. 42miels/1hr
E. 45miles/1hr


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Jane goes the trip of 40miles, the first 20 miles at 60 miles per hour and the rest 20 miles at 30 miles per hour, what is the average speed of the entire trip?
A. 30miles/1hr
B. 36miels/1hr
C. 40miles/1hr
D. 42miels/1hr
E. 45miles/1hr


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Since the distance travelled is same...
avg speed =\(\frac{2ab}{(a+b)}= \frac{2*60*30}{(30+60)} = 40\)
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Since the distance traveled is same, we can apply direct formula= 2XS1XS2/S1+S2

2X60X30/90= 40 'C' is the answer
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Average speed = the total distance / the total time. The first 20 miles took 1/3 hr and the rest 20 miles took 2/3 hr. Then, the average speed=(20 miles + 20 miles)/(1/3 + 2/3) hr= 40 miles/1hr. Hence, the correct answer is C.
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New post 05 Aug 2016, 05:21
I did like this: 20/60 + 20/30 = 6/6 = 1
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New post 15 Dec 2017, 02:00
Found this to be the most simpler method
20miles/60+20miles/30=40miles/x
or, 20/60+40/60= 40/x
or, 1=40/x
or, x=40
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