Bunuel wrote:

Someone on a skateboard is traveling 12 miles per hour. How many feet does she travel in 10 seconds? (1 mile = 5280 feet)

A. 60

B. 88

C. 120

D. 176

E. 264

We are given that a skateboarder has a rate of 12 mph. We need to determine how many feet she travels in 10 seconds. Let’s first convert 10 seconds to hours.

Since there are 3,600 seconds in an hour, 10 seconds = 10/3600 = 1/360 hours.

Since rate x time = distance, the skateboarder can travel 12 x 1/360 = 12/360 = 1/30 miles.

Finally, since 1 mile = 5,280 feet, the skateboarder travels 5,280 x 1/30 = 176 feet.

Answer: D

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