The stray elephant ran for 5 minutes, which is 5/60=1/12 hour.

In 1/12 hour at 10 miles per hour the elephant ran 10/12=5/6 miles

The herd was travelling at 6 miles per hour, so in the 1/12 hour the stray2. find the distance that the herd traveled while the stray ran to cacth up.let x represent the distance that the herd traveled while the stray elephant stood still.

was running it travelled 6/12=1/2 mile.

The distance the herd travelled while the stray stood still x=5/6-1/2=1/3 mile.

So the time that the stray stood still was the time it took the herd to

travel 1/3 mile at 6 miles per hour, which is (1/3)/6=1/18 hour=3 1/3 minutes

or 3 min 20s.

RonL