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A bee flies at 12 feet per second directly to a flowerbed from its hive. The bee stays at the flowerbed for 13 minutes, and then flies directly back to the hive at 8 feet per second. It is away from the hive for a total of 15 minutes.
a. What equation can you use to find the distance of the flowerbed from the hive?
b. How far is the flowerbed from the hive?

 Sep 14, 2020
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15 - 13 = 2 minutes x 60 =120 seconds that the bee spent flying back and forth.

 

a - Distance = Time x Speed

Time =Distance / Speed

 

D / 12  +  D / 8 = 120, solve for D

 

b - D = 576 feet from the hive to the flowerbed.

 Sep 14, 2020

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