Write an equation for 'An athlete runs at a rate of...'

grimgurl

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Can you people help me with this equation please: An athlete runs at a rate of 8 feet per second for 5 seconds.
 

grimgurl

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I need to fix that, so here is the right thing.

I am trying to find distance by the way. d=rt.
 

stapel

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grimgurl said:
Can you people help me with this equation please: An athlete runs at a rate of 8 feet per second for 5 seconds.
An equation has an "equals" sign, which is (very roughly) approximately like a verb in a sentence. But "so fast for so long" doesn't have a verb. If the statement had been "so fast for so long is what distance?", then you could have formed an equation. But I don't believe you can, from what you've posted. Sorry.

Eliz.
 

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grimgurl said:
Can you people help me with this equation please: An athlete runs at a rate of 8 feet per second for 5 seconds.

I am trying to find distance by the way. d = rt.
r = 8 ft/sec
t = 5 sec
can you find d now?
 
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