Sebastian swims laps every day in the community swimming pool. He swam 45 minutes each day, 5 days a week for 12 weeks. In that time, he swam 1,800 laps. What was his average rate in laps per hour?

1 Answer
Aug 6, 2018

The average rate was 40 laps per hour


First we want to figure out how many minutes he swam in one week

45 min a day for 5 days

So he swims 225 minutes every week, for 12 weeks

Now we want to convert minutes to hours

So it took him 45 hours to swim 1800 laps
Laps per hour signifies division, laps over hours


40 laps per hour