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48

2nd leg

60

1st leg

Distance

Time

Rate

Bernadette drove 120 miles. The first part of the trip she averaged 60 mph, but on the second part of the trip she ran into some congestion and averaged 48 mph. If the total driving time was 2.2 hours, how much time did she spend at 60 mph?

This time totals are given for both time traveled and distance traveled.  Thus totals don’t belong in the chart.  Bernadette did not travel 2.2 hours at 60 mph nor did she travel 2.2 hours at 48 mph.  She traveled 2.2 hours total at both of those speeds.  So how do we write this in the chart.  Click to observe.

t

2.2 - t

60t

48(2.2 – t)

Distance is again computed by formula R*T = D

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