A math problem, but not really?
Trying to figure this out:
If a ferry that travels 25 mph can get from one point to another in 50 minutes, how long will it take for a sailboat that can go 5 mph to reach the same destination?
Thank you! :)
- AshLv 78 months agoFavourite answer
We know distance = speed x time
Since distance for both ferry and sail boat is same, we get
25 mph x (50/60)h = 5 mph x time for sail boat
time for sail boat = 25 x (50/60) / 5 = 25/6 h = 4⅙ h = 4 hr 10 min
- PhilomelLv 78 months ago
50*5=250 min=4.1667 hrs
- 8 months ago
250 mins. or x=250
- Grumpy Old ManLv 58 months ago
Depends on which way the wind blows.
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- sepiaLv 78 months ago
A ferry that travels 25 mph can get from one point to another in 50 minutes.
Distance covered is 125/6 or 20 5/6 miles.
It will take 4 hours 10 minutes for a sailboat that can go 5 mph
to reach the same destination.
- PhilipLv 68 months ago
Since sailboat's rate is (1/5)th of ferry's rate it will take 5 times as long as the ferry
to go the same distance, ie., 250 min. (= 4hrs, 10 min.)Source(s): Self.
- Geeganage WLv 58 months ago
Hey, I know you are all the time kidding.
- ted sLv 78 months ago
[ 25 x 5/6] / 5 = 25 / 6 = ===> 4 hours 10 min
- LujkLv 48 months ago
25/5 = x/50
5x = 1250
x = 250
- Aster RhoidsLv 78 months ago
250 minutes. It is a math problem.
5 times slower = 5 times the duration