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Subject: Jogs
Name: Garmani
Who are you: Student

Dear Mr/Ms
My question is:
A college student jogs from his home to the beach at 8 miles per hour. He visits with his friends on the beach for 4 hours, and then his friends drive him home at the rate of 40 miles per hour. If the student returns home after 6 hour, what is the distance from his home to the beach?

Advance thanks for your help. If you need more info please do contact me.


As in the last question you sent us the key is that distance = time x rate. The distance is the same in both directions and the trip to and from the beach takes 2 hours. Let t be the time it takes him to jog to the beach.

Can you complete it now?

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