# It took a sled dog team 8.5 hours to travel 161.5 kilometers. What was the average speed of the sled dog team in kilometers per hour?

Jan 12, 2018

$19 \frac{\text{km}}{h}$

#### Explanation:

This is a ratio, also called a quotient, and it is a division problem. To obtain the units desired of km/h you simply divided the given value of kilometers by the hours traveled:

$\frac{161.5}{8.5} = 19$

Jan 12, 2018

$\text{19 km/hr}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{speed" = "distance traveled" /"time taken}$

• $\text{distance = 161.5 km}$
• $\text{time taken = 8.5 hrs}$

So

$\text{speed" = "161.5 km"/"8.5 hr" = "19 km/hr}$