# SOLUTION: Solve. Mark drove 250 miles to visit Sandra. Returning by a shorten route, he found that the trip was only 225 miles, but traffic slowed his speed by 5 miles. If the two trips t

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 117228: Solve. Mark drove 250 miles to visit Sandra. Returning by a shorten route, he found that the trip was only 225 miles, but traffic slowed his speed by 5 miles. If the two trips took exactly the same time, what was his rate on the return trip?Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!250/R=225/(R-5) NOW CROSS MULTIPLY 250(R-5)=225R 250R-1250=225R 250R-225R=1250 25R=1250 R=1250/25 R=50 MPH IS THE SPEED OF THE FIRST TRIP 50-5=45 MPH FOR THE RETURN TRIP. PROOF 250/50=225/45 5=5