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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 3 weeks ago

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! :)

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  • Ash
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago
    Best 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

  • 3 weeks ago

    50/5=5

    50*5=250 min=4.1667 hrs

  • 3 weeks ago

    250 mins. or x=250

  • 3 weeks ago

    Depends on which way the wind blows.

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  • sepia
    Lv 7
    3 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.

  • Philip
    Lv 6
    3 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.
  • 3 weeks ago

    Hey, I know you are all the time kidding.

  • ted s
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    [ 25 x 5/6] / 5 = 25 / 6 = ===> 4 hours 10 min

  • Lujk
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    25/5 = x/50

    cross multiply

    5x = 1250

    x = 250

  • 3 weeks ago

    250 minutes. It is a math problem.

    5 times slower = 5 times the duration

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