Problem of the Week

Jul 18, 2021 | Folsom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

Solution:  Jack runs through 40% of 6,000 = 2,400 yards of the maze, but since 25% of those 2,400 yards are retraced, he runs 2,400 × 1.25 = 3,000 yards. So, he runs 3,000 yards in 10 minutes, which is 300 yards per minute and 5 yards per second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

Solution:  To find the distance travelled per mile, we divide 40 miles by 3 gallons: 40 ÷ 3 = 131/3. The family travels 131/3 miles for each gallon of gas.