# A submarine descends below the ocean's surface at a of rate 75 feet per minute. How many feet below the ocean's surface will the submarine be in 12 minutes?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 3, 2016

The submarine would be 900 below the ocean surface after 12 minutes assuming it started its descent at the surface of the ocean.

#### Explanation:

The formula for distance traveled (in this case the distance a submarine descends) over a period of time is:

In this problem we are told the rate,

Substituting these into the formula and calculating gives: