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A car travels 120 miles for 134 minutes. What is the speed of the car in mph?

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clara2 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted April 7, 2011 at 12:20 PM via web

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A car travels 120 miles for 134 minutes. What is the speed of the car in mph?

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 7, 2011 at 12:24 PM (Answer #1)

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The distance that the car travels is 120 miles.

The time given is 134 minutes.

We know that the speed = distance/ time

Since we need to find the speed in terms of mph ( mile per hour), we will need to convert minutes into hours.

==> 60 minutes = 1 hour

==> 134 mint = x hour

==> x = 134/60 = 2.23 hours

Now we will calculate the speed .

==> S = D/T = 120 / 2.23 = 53.73 mph

Then the speed of the car is 53.73 mph.

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