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    Help Solving Rate D-rt

    This problem is making my life a living hell and I cannot get a hold on it. Please help!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    a. Find the distance a car travels in 3 hours at 65 miles per hour.
    b. Represent the distance traveled in t hours at 49 miles per hour.
    c. Represent the distance traveled in t+2 hours at 61 miles per hour

    Answer: The car travels at ___ miles per hour?




    Thank you much, any help is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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    Re: Help Solving Rate D-rt

    Wonder as why it should be a problem. Speed = Distance / Time; so distance = speed into time.
    thus for (a) distance = 3 *65 miles; (b) distance = 49t miles etc.
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    Re: Help Solving Rate D-rt

    I just realized my foolishness after two days of racking my mind. Over complicating something so simple and not realizing I'm only trying to solve line a. Note to self DUH!! distance =195!!!!!!! Thanks anyhow!!!!
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    Re: Help Solving Rate D-rt

    well actually I need to solve all 3 lines separately. Got all three of them, woo hoo. Thanks
    Last edited by Bsmith1822; February 8th 2013 at 08:08 PM.
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