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# boat travels 68miles at a certain speed. the boat travels 16

boat travels 68miles at a certain speed. the boat travels 16 miles on the second part of the trip 5 mph slower. total time of trip is 3hrs. what was the speed on each part of the trip? interger or decimal and round to the nearest hundredth.

David :

the equation you need to solve is as follows:

David :

3= 68/v+ 16/(v-15)

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David :

sorry the corrected equation is as this

David :

3= 68/v+ 16/(v-5)

David :

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(99+sqrt(5721))/6 on the first part

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and (69+sqrt(5721))/6 on the second part

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hope this helps

Customer:

so it would be written out as 99+ sqrt5721 over 6 on the first part?

David :

I think I need to round the answer

Customer:

yeah im thinking that too

David :

OK

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give me a sec

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29.11 and 24.11

Customer:

is that rounded to the nearest hundredth?

David :

yes, exactly

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nearest hundredth

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means 2 decimal places.