# 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

#### Explanation:

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