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Physics

Steve and Carl are driving from Scranton to Bridgeport, a distance of 180 miles. If their speed averages

60 miles an hour, how long will it take them to get there?

A. 3.5 hours

B. 3 hours

C. 2.5 hours

D. 4 hours

60 miles an hour, how long will it take them to get there?

A. 3.5 hours

B. 3 hours

C. 2.5 hours

D. 4 hours

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The answer is B

every hour, Steve and Carl cover 60 miles

if they need to cover 180 miles it will take them 3 hours

you can set up a proportion

60/1=180x where x is the amount of hours Steve and Carl will drive to cover 180 miles.

proportion simplifies to this:

60x=180

isolate the varible

60x/60=180/60

x=3

every hour, Steve and Carl cover 60 miles

if they need to cover 180 miles it will take them 3 hours

you can set up a proportion

60/1=180x where x is the amount of hours Steve and Carl will drive to cover 180 miles.

proportion simplifies to this:

60x=180

isolate the varible

60x/60=180/60

x=3