# Ben ran a 19.5-mile race last Saturday. His average speed during the race was 7.8 miles per hour. How long did it take Ben to finish the race?

##### 1 Answer
Jun 5, 2017

$2.5 \text{ hours "=2" hours " 30 "minutes}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{Time "="distance"/"average speed}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times \times x} = \frac{19.5}{7.8}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times \times x} = 2.5$

$\Rightarrow \text{time taken " =2.5" hours" =2" hours " 30" minutes}$