# Question 7feb1

Feb 5, 2017

$0.75 \text{ mile" = 3/4 "mile}$

#### Explanation:

To set up a mathematical equation from a word statement, organize what you know and identify what you want to find out.

We want to know the distance between two points, so let’s call it 'x’# We are given a ratio of the distance in terms of a third point – the store.

The first distance is set, $0.25 \text{miles}$.

The second is that distance as a fraction of the desired distance:

$0.25 = \frac{1}{3} \cdot x$

Solve this for the desired answer:

$x = 0.75$ miles