Stan took a 2-day road trip. He traveled 600 miles on the first day. However, he drove 2 hours longer on the second day to travel 750 miles. If Stan maintained the same average speed on both days, what was that average speed?
I tried at first making an equation. Because it says 2 hours longer I made the equation 750/(x+2) = 600 / x. Then I solved for x but I got the question wrong. Please explain so I can understand how to do these types of equations.
- stanschimLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Let t be the time for the first day of travel.
Let s be the speed on both days.
d = st
First Day: 600 = st
Second Day: 750 = s(t + 2) = st + 2s
Substituting 600 for st in the second equation gives:
750 = 600 + 2s
150 = 2s
s = 75 mph