# How do you convert 42 miles per hour to miles per minute?

Oct 19, 2016

In 1 minute the distance traveled is 0.7 miles ($\frac{7}{10}$ mile)

#### Explanation:

Using ratio in fractional format

" "("distance in miles")/("time in hours")

but there are 60 minutes in 1 hour so we have:

$\left(\text{distance in miles")/("time in hours") ->("distance in miles")/("time in hours"xx60) = ("distance in miles")/("time in minutes}\right)$
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Given:" 42 miles per hour"->("distance in miles")/("time in hours")->42/1

in minutes this is: $\frac{42}{1 \text{ hour")=42/(1xx60)=42/(60" minutes}}$

But we need 1 minutes so we have to change the 60 minutes to 1 minute.

For multiply and divide, what we do to the bottom we also do to the top to maintain the correct ratio.

42/60" "-=" "(42-:60)/(60-:60) = (0.7)/1->("miles")/("minutes")

In 1 minute the distance traveled is 0.7 miles ($\frac{7}{10}$ mile)