# Traveling

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• Nov 27th 2009, 05:22 PM
sharkman
Traveling
You are traveling to your aunt's house that is 234 miles away. If you are currently twice as far from home as you are from your aunt's, how far have you traveled?.
• Nov 27th 2009, 05:26 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by sharkman
You are traveling to your aunt's house that is 234 miles away. If you are currently twice as far from home as you are from your aunt's, how far have you traveled?.

Let distance from Aunt = x. What is the distance from home? What do these two distances have to add up to? Therefore ....
• Nov 27th 2009, 05:31 PM
sharkman
468 miles
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Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Let distance from Aunt = x. What is the distance from home? What do these two distances have to add up to? Therefore ....

468 miles, right?
• Nov 27th 2009, 06:41 PM
HallsofIvy
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Originally Posted by sharkman
468 miles, right?

No, not right. And I am not sure which question you are answering! (But 468 miles is not the answer to either.)

The first question mr fantastic asked was "Let distance from Aunt = x. What is the distance from home?" You were told that "you are currently twice as far from home as you are from your aunt's". What is "twice as far as from Aunt's" if "distance to Aunt's" is x?

And the total of those two is the total distance to Aunt's which is ?