A car moving at a constant speed travels 88 feet in 2 seconds. Use a proportion to find how many feet it travels in one minute?

Apr 2, 2018

$\text{2640 ft}$

Explanation:

$\text{Speed" = "Distance"/"Time}$

$\text{Speed" = "88 ft"/"2 s" = color(red)"44 ft/s}$

Distance travelled in one minute (60 seconds)

$\text{Distance = Speed × Time}$

$\text{Distance" = "44 ft"/cancel"s" × 60 cancel"s" = color(blue)"2640 ft}$