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# John is traveling to a meeting that is 28 miles away. He nee

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John is traveling to a meeting that is 28 miles away. He needs to be there in 30 minutes. How fast does he need to go to make it to the meeting on time?

A. 25 mph
B. 37 mph
C. 41 mph
D. 49 mph
E. 56 mph
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08 Oct 2009, 14:39
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timmaxwell8 wrote:
John is traveling to a meeting that is 28 miles away. He needs to be there in 30 minutes. How fast does he need to go to make it to the meeting on time?

A. 25 mph
B. 37 mph
C. 41 mph
D. 49 mph
E. 56 mph

Well 56mph. E. Time*rate=distance --> 0.5*rate=28 --> rate=56
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08 Dec 2019, 20:09
timmaxwell8 wrote:
John is traveling to a meeting that is 28 miles away. He needs to be there in 30 minutes. How fast does he need to go to make it to the meeting on time?

A. 25 mph
B. 37 mph
C. 41 mph
D. 49 mph
E. 56 mph

D= 28 miles Time = 30Minutes Rate = ?

Rate = distance / Time = 28/30 ( Note the ans choice are in Miles perhour and we are getting Miles / Minutes

So 28/30*60 =56 mph ( E)
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08 Dec 2019, 20:48
timmaxwell8 wrote:
John is traveling to a meeting that is 28 miles away. He needs to be there in 30 minutes. How fast does he need to go to make it to the meeting on time?

A. 25 mph
B. 37 mph
C. 41 mph
D. 49 mph
E. 56 mph

Explanation:
Distance= Speed * Time
We know: D=28
Time=0.5 (in Hours)
Speed=?

28=0.5*S
S=56mph
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