Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: word problem

  1. #1
    Nov 2008

    word problem

    once a week a cyclist leaves home to cycle to the golf course. On one particular day, at 15.56 one fifth to the course he passes to the town clock. At 16.05 half way to the course he passes to the school gate. At what time does he leave home and when does he reach the golf course?
    Last edited by bullseye; Feb 18th 2009 at 12:10 PM. Reason: changing title
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Feb 2009
    So for the part of the journey described it takes 9mins. We can calculate what fraction this is of the whole journey as we are told it takes 9mins to get from \frac{1}{5} of the way to halfway so this is:

     \mbox{fraction of journey} = \frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{5}
     = \frac{3}{10}

    If it takes 9mins to travel  \frac{3}{10} of the journey \frac{1}{10} takes 3mins. That then means that the whole journey takes 30mins.

    If he is halfway (15mins) at 16.05 then he must arrive 15mins later at 16.20, meaning he left at 15.50.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. word problem - the snow plough problem?
    Posted in the Differential Equations Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Oct 13th 2011, 01:02 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jan 2nd 2011, 08:20 PM
  3. 1 Word problem and 1 function problem
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Apr 21st 2010, 08:01 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jan 10th 2009, 05:49 AM

Search Tags

/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum