# Drove 300 miles Janet in 4.5 hours. How do you write an equation to find the rate at which she was traveling?

Apr 30, 2018

To write an equation to find Janet's rate of travel, simply divide her total distance traveled by the amount of time she has traveled:

$\text{speed" = "300 miles" / "4.5 hours}$

#### Explanation:

The rate of travel is defined as how much distance is traveled per unit time. This is also known as SPEED !

We all know that speed is measured in units of distance divided by units of time. Therefore, to calculate Janet's speed, simply divide her given distance from her given time!

That's all there is to it! You have successfully written your equation to calculate Janet's speed in this scenario!