A car is traveling at 44 mph. How long will it take to travel 99 miles?
Given the car's speed (s)= 44 mph
We need to determine the time ( t) that takes the car to travel 99 miles.
We are given the speed ( s) and the distance ( d). Then, we can use the distance formula to calculate the time required.
We know that:
Speed ( mph)= distance ( mile) / time ( hour)
We will cross multiply:
==> speed * time = distance
Now we will divide by speed.
==> time = distance/ speed.
Now we will substitute with given values.
==> time = 99 / 44= 9/4 ( hour)
==> t= 2.25 ( hour) = 2: 15
Then, the time required for the car to travel 99 miles at 44 mph speed is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
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