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# Steve traveled the first 2 hours of his journey at 40 mph an

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Re: Steve traveled the first 2 hours of his journey at 40 mph an [#permalink]
Rate 40 80 x
Time 2 3 2+3
Distance 80 240 80+240

x = 320/5 = 64
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[D] for sure.
I do not think this qualifies as a 600-700 question, does it?
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Steve traveled the first 2 hours of his journey at 40 mph and the remaining 3 hours of his journey at 80 mph. What is his average speed for the entire journey?

A. 60 mph
B. 56.67 mph
C. 53.33 mph
D. 64 mph
E. 66.67 mph

Steve’s total distance was 2 x 40 + 3 x 80 = 80 + 240 = 320 miles.

We can now determine average speed:

Average speed = (total distance)/(total time)

Average speed = 320/5 = 64 mph

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Re: Steve traveled the first 2 hours of his journey at 40 mph an [#permalink]
pzazz12 wrote:
Steve traveled the first 2 hours of his journey at 40 mph and the remaining 3 hours of his journey at 80 mph. What is his average speed for the entire journey?

A. 60 mph
B. 56.67 mph
C. 53.33 mph
D. 64 mph
E. 66.67 mph

Avg Speed = $$\frac{d_1 + d_2}{t_1 + t_2}$$

Or, Avg Speed = $$\frac{2*40 + 3*80}{2 + 3}$$

Or, Avg Speed = $$64$$, Answer will be (D)
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Re: Steve traveled the first 2 hours of his journey at 40 mph an [#permalink]
pzazz12 wrote:
Steve traveled the first 2 hours of his journey at 40 mph and the remaining 3 hours of his journey at 80 mph. What is his average speed for the entire journey?

A. 60 mph
B. 56.67 mph
C. 53.33 mph
D. 64 mph
E. 66.67 mph

Avg. speed = Total distance / Total time

= $$\frac{2 * 40 + 3 * 80}{2 + 3}$$

=$$\frac{320}{5}$$

= 64 mph

(D)
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Re: Steve traveled the first 2 hours of his journey at 40 mph an [#permalink]
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Average speed = Total distance covered / Total time taken

Total time = 2 + 3 =5 hours

Distance covered in first 2 hours = Speed * Time = 2 * 40 =80miles

Distance covered in remaining 3 hours of his journey at 80 mph= 3 * 80 = 240miles

Total distance travelled = 80 + 240 =320 miles

Thus Average Speed = 320/5 (Eliminate B,C,E as they are non integer values)

Since 60 *5 =300,eliminate A and the answer is 64mph.
(option d)

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