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On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minu

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On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner. If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot–putter, how many meters will the shot–putter on the team run in a minute?

A. 60
B. 30
C. 15
D. 12
E. 10

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speed of distance runner = 120/4 = 30
speed of shot putter = 30/2 = 15

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On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner. If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot–putter, how many meters will the shot–putter on the team run in a minute?

A. 60
B. 30
C. 15
D. 12
E. 10


The sprinter runs 120 meters per minute
So, the sprinter's SPEED = 120 meters per minute

The sprinter's speed is 4 times as fast as the distance runner's speed
So, the distance runner's SPEED = 30 meters per minute

The distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot–putter
In other words, the distance runner's SPEED is two times the shot–putter's SPEED
So, the shot–putter's SPEED = 15 meters per minute

How many meters will the shot–putter on the team run in a minute?
15 meters

Answer: C

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On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner. If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot–putter, how many meters will the shot–putter on the team run in a minute?

A. 60
B. 30
C. 15
D. 12
E. 10


Since a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute and he is 4 times as fast as a distance runner, the distance runner runs 120/4 = 30 meters per minute. Since the distance runner is twice as fast as a shot-putter, the shot-putter runs 30/2 = 15 meters per minute.

Answer: C
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Bunuel wrote:
On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner. If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot–putter, how many meters will the shot–putter on the team run in a minute?

A. 60
B. 30
C. 15
D. 12
E. 10



Bunnuel your track scenarios are killing me.

The average pace of walking is 20 minutes a mile.
A mile is approximately 1600 meters.
1600/20 = 80 meters a minute
That means a walker is walking \(\frac{80}{120}\) = \(\frac{1}{x}\) = 120 meters in 1.5 minutes
Sprinters run the 100 in about 10 seconds.
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Bunuel wrote:
On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner. If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot–putter, how many meters will the shot–putter on the team run in a minute?

A. 60
B. 30
C. 15
D. 12
E. 10


Option:C
Time taken: 1:27( It should be max 1:10)
Sprinter=120 mtr/min
Sprinter=4*Distance Runner
mean
Distance Runner=30 mtr/min
Distance Runner=2*Shot-putter
mean
Shot-Putter=15 mtr/min
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Bunuel wrote:
On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner. If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot–putter, how many meters will the shot–putter on the team run in a minute?

A. 60
B. 30
C. 15
D. 12
E. 10

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120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner.


So, Speed of distance runnder is 120/4 = 30

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If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot–putter,


Note : Distance is the same, so speed of shot-putter is 30/2 = 15, Answer must be (C)
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