Carrey takes three steps to walk the same distance as Jim walks in four steps. Each of Carrey’s steps covers 0.5 metres. How many metres does Jim travel in 24 steps?
When Carrey takes three steps, he covers 3 x 0.5 meters, or 1.5 meters.
Jim takes 4 steps for every three that Carrey takes, so he takes 4 steps to cover 1.5 meters.
1.5 meters divided by 4, gives 0.375 meters per step.
When Jim takes 24 steps, he covers 0.375 meters x 24 or 9 meters.