# SOLUTION: Sue walked to her school at 2 mph, picked up her bike and rode home at 10 mph. If her round trip took 1.5 hours, how far is the school form Sue's home

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Reduction-of-unit-multipliers Question 195943: Sue walked to her school at 2 mph, picked up her bike and rode home at 10 mph. If her round trip took 1.5 hours, how far is the school form Sue's home Answer by orca(409)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x be the distance between her home and the school. The time spent on the way to school is x/2 The time spent on the way from school to home is x/10. As the total time is 1.5, we have Solving the equation for x, we have multiply both sides by 10 to clear fractions