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?

2 Answers
Jan 12, 2018

Answer:

#19 "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:

#161.5/8.5 = 19#

Jan 12, 2018

Answer:

#"19 km/hr"#

Explanation:

#"speed" = "distance traveled" /"time taken"#

  • #"distance = 161.5 km"#
  • #"time taken = 8.5 hrs"#

So

#"speed" = "161.5 km"/"8.5 hr" = "19 km/hr"#