# SOLUTION: A child is running on a moving sidewalk in an airport. When she runs against the sidewalk's motion, she travels in seconds. When she runs with the sidewalk's motion, she travels

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 Question 498778: A child is running on a moving sidewalk in an airport. When she runs against the sidewalk's motion, she travels in seconds. When she runs with the sidewalk's motion, she travels in the same amount of time. What is the rate of the child on a still sidewalk and what is the rate of the moving sidewalk?Answer by josmiceli(9817)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let = rate of child on stationary sidewalk Let = rate of moving sidewalk Let = length of the sidewalk Let = time spent on moving sidewalk given: Running against motion of sidewalk Running with motion of sidewalk The distance and the time are the same in both cases The sidewalk is not moving