Maggie is rock climbing. After reaching the summit, she descends 14 feet in 213 minutes. If she continues at this rate, where will Maggie be in relation to the summit after 8 minutes?

1 Answer
Aug 12, 2018

0.53 feet


The rate at which Maggie descends is

#("14 feet")/("213 minutes")=("0.0657 feet")/("minute")#

That means, for every minute, Maggie descends 0.0657 feet. So, after 8 minutes, Maggie would have descended

#("0.0657 feet")/(cancel("minute"))xx 8 cancel("minute")="0.53 feet"#