# Sebastian runs 1/4 Mile in 1.6 minutes. At this rate, how long will it take him to run one mile??? Help me please

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Feb 14, 2017

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If you were to work out his actual speed in "minutes per mile" that will give you the time to run 1 mile.

("per" means for each, or for 1)

So treating this as a rate question, "minutes per mile" tells us what to divide by what.

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Feb 11, 2017

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There are 4 ,

#1/4"of a mile in one mile"#

#"That is "4xx1/4=1# Running at a constant rate, will take 4 times as long.

#1/4"mile"to1.6" minutes"#

#1"mile"to4xx1.6=6.4" minutes"#

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