Qiang drives 15 miles at an average speed of 30 miles per hour. How many additional miles will he have to drive at 55 miles per hour to average 50 miles per hour for the entire trip?
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Answer: is (D) 110
AMC 8, 2019, Problem 16
Among the options, there is only one option which is divisible by 55 and that is 110.
That option tells the travel hour is 2.
Qiang drives 15 miles at an average speed of 30 miles per hour.
And we know, Average speed = Total Distance/Total Time
So, by the formula,
In this case, If we consider the whole journey, Total Distance is (110+15)=125
And as Qiang has to drive at 50 miles per hour for the entire trip, and as Average speed = Total Distance/Total Time ,
As both are same , our answer 110 is established.