MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# A boy walks for x hours at 33 mph and bicycles for (5−x) hours at 93 mph. If the total distance traveled is d miles, express d in terms of x.

Accepted Solution

A:

speed = distance/time, so

distance = speed * time

Walking:

d = speed * time

d1 = 33 mph * x hours = 33x miles

Bicycling:

d = speed * time

d2 = 93 mph * (5 - x) hours = 93(5 - x) miles = (465 - 93x ) miles

The total distance traveled is the distance walked plus the distance bicycled

d = d1 + d2

d = 33x + 465 - 93x

d = -60x + 465

distance = speed * time

Walking:

d = speed * time

d1 = 33 mph * x hours = 33x miles

Bicycling:

d = speed * time

d2 = 93 mph * (5 - x) hours = 93(5 - x) miles = (465 - 93x ) miles

The total distance traveled is the distance walked plus the distance bicycled

d = d1 + d2

d = 33x + 465 - 93x

d = -60x + 465