Word Problem 1

ocgirl83

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On a vacation, Johnny averaged 50 mph traveling from Denver to Minneapolis. Returning by a different route that covered the same number of miles, he averaged 55 mph. What is the distance between the two cities if his total traveling time was 32 hr?
 

stapel

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going:
rate: 50
time: t
distance: 50t

coming:
rate: 55
time: 32 - t
distance: ???

Complete the table. Set the equal distances equal. Solve.

Eliz.
 
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