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# Today joelle walked at a rate of 3 miles per hour and she ran 15 minutes at a rate of 6 miles per hour.How many total miles did joelle travel while walking and running

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Total miles = 2.5 miles

Explanation:
1- While walking:
We are given that Joelle walked 20 minutes at a rate of 3 miles per hour.
This means that she walked $$\frac{20}{60} = \frac{1}{3}$$ of an hour at a rate of 3 miles per hour
The formula that relates distance, time and velocity is:
Distance = velocity * time
Substitute with the givens to get the distance she covered while walking:
Distance = 3 * $$\frac{1}{3}$$ = 1 mile

2- While running:
We are given that Joelle ran 15 minutes at a rate of 6 miles per hour
This means that she ran $$\frac{15}{60} = \frac{1}{4}$$ of an hour at a rate of 6 miles per hour
The formula that relates distance, time and velocity is:
Distance = velocity * time
Substitute with the givens to get the distance she covered while running:
Distance = 6 * $$\frac{1}{4}$$ = 1.5 miles

3- getting the total mileage:
Total distance she covered = distance while walking + distance while running
Total distance she covered = 1 + 1.5
Total distance she covered = 2.5 miles

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