# 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! :)

### 10 Answers

- AshLv 73 weeks agoFavorite 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

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- sepiaLv 73 weeks 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 63 weeks 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.