# SOLUTION: Johnny gets to work in 20 minutes when he drives his car. Riding his bike (by the same route) takes him 45 minutes. His average driving speed is 4.5 mph greater than his average

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 Question 549928: Johnny gets to work in 20 minutes when he drives his car. Riding his bike (by the same route) takes him 45 minutes. His average driving speed is 4.5 mph greater than his average speed on his bike. How far does he travel to work? Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let the dstance to work be x speed by bike = y bike time = x/y = 3/4 x=3y/4 car time = x/(y+4.5) = 1/3 x=(y+4.5)/3 equate both 3y/4 = (y+4.5)/3 cross multiply 9y=4(y+4.5) 9y=4y+ 18 5y=18 y= 3.6 mph Distance = r*t 3.6 * 3/4 = 2.7 miles (bike) Distance = r*t 8.1*1/3= 2.7 miles (car)