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    Exclamation plz help me i dont understand...

    Im not ur average math genius and i need help to put this problem into an algebraic equation.


    Lois rides her bike to visit a friend. She travels at 10 mi/h. While shes there, it starts to rain. Her friend drives her home in a car traveling 25mi/h. It takes her 1.5 hours longer to get to her friends house then it did to get back home. How many hours did it take Lois to ride to her friend's house?



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    (rate)(time) = distance

    on the way there ...

    10t = D

    on the way back ...

    25(t - 1.5) = D

    since both D's are the same ...

    25(t - 1.5) = 10t

    solve the last equation for t
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