



 
Hi Ariel, You didn't say how many hours it took so I am going to say it took 7 hours for Mahtab to drive from Mathville to Bioville. Suppose she drove t hours on the highway then she drove 7  t hours on the slow roads. You know that rate = distance/time so distance = time × rate. Thus on the highway she went a distance of t × 80 kilometres. How far did she go on the slow road? The sum of these two distances is 485 km. Solve for t. I hope this helps,  


Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. 