# SOLUTION: a man went ona atrip of 120 miles, travelling at an avg of x miles per hour. several days later he returned over the same route at a rate that was 5 miles per hour faster than his

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Reduction-of-unit-multipliers Question 468963: a man went ona atrip of 120 miles, travelling at an avg of x miles per hour. several days later he returned over the same route at a rate that was 5 miles per hour faster than his previous rate. if the time fo rthe return trip was one third of an hour less than the time for the outgoing trip, which equation can be used to find the value of x? 1.120/(x+5)= 1/3 2.x/120-(x+50)/120-(1/3) 3.120/(x+(x+5)=1/3 4.120/x=120/(x+5)+(1/3) 5.120(x+5)-120x=1/3Answer by ccs2011(207)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let d=distance, r=rate or speed, and t = time. d = r*t The trip there and back are both the same distance of 120mi. Therefore using substitution **************** **************** *************** Setting the times equal to each other