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# Mrs. Jordan visited a certain city. She travelled the entire distance

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01 Mar 2019, 00:52
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Mrs. Jordan visited a certain city. She traveled the entire distance at an average speed of 45km per hour. If 2/3 of the total distance was traveled at an average speed of 50km per hour, what was the average speed for the remaining distance?

A. 12.5km/hr
B. 25km/hr
C. 37.5km/hr
D. 40km/hr
E. 55km/hr
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01 Mar 2019, 03:10
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kiran120680 wrote:
Mrs. Jordan visited a certain city. She traveled the entire distance at an average speed of 45km per hour. If 2/3 of the total distance was traveled at an average speed of 50km per hour, what was the average speed for the remaining distance?

A. 12.5km/hr
B. 25km/hr
C. 37.5km/hr
D. 40km/hr
E. 55km/hr

S = $$\frac{D}{T}$$
=> 45 = $$\frac{x}{(T1+T2)}$$
=> T1+T2 = $$\frac{x}{45}$$

Now from the question we kow:
T1= ((2x/3)/50) = x/75
&
T2 = ((x/3)/y) = x/3y

=> (x/75) + (x/3y) = (x/45)
=> (1/3y) = (1/45) - (1/75)

Solving for y we get
y = 37.5

Hence C is the correct answer.
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