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An automobile travels toward Nashville from Cookeville. It takes 33 minutes to travel from Cookeville to Manchester, which is a 36 mile distance. If the driver continues at this pace, what is the speed of the automobile?

level -10-12 grade

Hi Rita,

The units tell you what to do. I expect that you want the speed in miles per hour, so divide the time in minutes by 60 minutes per hour to convert the time to hours, and then divide the distance (miles) by the time (hours) to get the speed in miles per hour.


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