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one lap around a track is equal to one-eighth of a mile. A horse ran a distance of 9 laps in 2 minutes and 30 seconds. what was the horses average speed in miles per minute?

Guest May 25, 2015

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9 laps  x (1/8) miles per lap = 9/8 miles

 

2min 30 sec = 2.5 min  = 2 +1/2 min = 5/2 min  ...so....

 

D /T = R

 

(9/8)miles / (5/2) min  =

 

(9/8) x (2/5) =   18/40  = 9/20 miles per minute....

 

 

CPhill  May 25, 2015
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9 laps  x (1/8) miles per lap = 9/8 miles

 

2min 30 sec = 2.5 min  = 2 +1/2 min = 5/2 min  ...so....

 

D /T = R

 

(9/8)miles / (5/2) min  =

 

(9/8) x (2/5) =   18/40  = 9/20 miles per minute....

 

 

CPhill  May 25, 2015
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No the answer is equal to 8/20

Guest Jan 9, 2017
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the answer is unclear and i dont understand C phil, do you mind private tutoring me>

Guest Mar 2, 2017
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edited by Guest  Mar 8, 2017

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