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    Need Help.

    Some hardly hikers start on a walk at 2:00 PM and return at 8:00 PM. Their speed is 4 miles per hour on level land, 3 miles per hour uphill, and 6 miles per hour downhill. How many miles was their hike?

    a) 24
    b) 26
    c) 28
    d) 36
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    Re: Need Help.

    Ok Connie I'm going to need you to start showing some work on these first.
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    Re: Need Help.

    You need to assume that the uphill distance is the same as the downhill distance.

    romsek is right - you need to show some of your own work. But I'll get you started. Start by letting x be the uphill (and downhill) distance and d be the total distance.

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