# Word problem.

• Aug 12th 2009, 05:28 PM
Vicky1997
Word problem.
To run 10000 meters in a world class time of 27:30 (27min 30 sec) approximately what time should a competitor expect to hear at the 1600-meter mark?

Vicky.
• Aug 12th 2009, 05:35 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vicky1997
To run 10000 meters in a world class time of 27:30 (27min 30 sec) approximately what time should a competitor expect to hear at the 1600-meter mark?

Vicky.

set up a proportion ...

$\frac{t}{27.5} = \frac{1600}{10000}$

solve for t