Question #4419b

1 Answer
Mar 17, 2017

Answer:

Distance = #6/250 = 0.024# miles

Explanation:

Although the question looks confusing, it is just because of the fractions which have been given,

Consider the following:
A car travels #120# miles in #2# hours,

We can easily see that
#120# miles is a distance and #2# hours is a time.

We can calculate the speed of the car:
#S = d/t = 120/2 = 60#mph

Therefore in #1# hour the car travels #60# miles

We have the same type of information for the snail, the values are just fractions.

The snail:
covers a distance of #1/50# of a mile in a time of #5/6# of an hour.

We can calculate the speed of the snail:
#S = d/t = (1/50)/(5/6)# which can be written as #1/50div 5/6#

#S = 1/50 xx 6/5 = 6/250# mph

Therefore in #1# hour the snail moves #6/250# mile.

#0.024# miles