Ginny and Jenna are 20 miles from home. They have one pair of roller skates. Jenna walks 4mph and skates 9mph. Ginny walks 3 mph and skates 8mph. They start for home at the same time.

First, Ginny has the skates and Jenna walks. Ginny skates for a while, then takes the roller skates off and starts walking.When Jenna reaches the roller blades, she puts them on and starts skating home.

If they both start at 4:00 and arrive home at the same time, what time is it when they get home?

Guest Jun 21, 2021

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Jenna walks the distance Ginny skates x = jenna walk distance = ginny skate distance

Ginny walks the distance Jenna skates y = ginny walk distance = jenna skate distance

distance = rate * time

jenna x/4 + y/9 is total time

ginny x/8 + y/3 is total time

the total times are the same and the distance x+ y =20 or y = 20 - x

x/4 + (20-x)/9 = x/8 + (20-x)/3

x/8 = 2(20-x)/9

x/8 = (40-2x)/9

9/8 x = 40 -2x

25/8x = 40

x = 12.8 y = 7.2 miles

Jenna walks 12.8 miles @ 4m/h and skates 7.2 miles @ 9 m/h = 4 hours total

Ginny skates 12.8 miles @ 8 m/h and walks 7.2 m at 3 m/h = 4 hr If they start at 4 ...they arrive at 8:00

ElectricPavlov Jun 22, 2021

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Best Answer

Jenna walks the distance Ginny skates x = jenna walk distance = ginny skate distance

Ginny walks the distance Jenna skates y = ginny walk distance = jenna skate distance

distance = rate * time

jenna x/4 + y/9 is total time

ginny x/8 + y/3 is total time

the total times are the same and the distance x+ y =20 or y = 20 - x

x/4 + (20-x)/9 = x/8 + (20-x)/3

x/8 = 2(20-x)/9

x/8 = (40-2x)/9

9/8 x = 40 -2x

25/8x = 40

x = 12.8 y = 7.2 miles

Jenna walks 12.8 miles @ 4m/h and skates 7.2 miles @ 9 m/h = 4 hours total

Ginny skates 12.8 miles @ 8 m/h and walks 7.2 m at 3 m/h = 4 hr If they start at 4 ...they arrive at 8:00

ElectricPavlov Jun 22, 2021