# SOLUTION: A car travels 40 mph for 20 miles, 36 mph for 24 miles, and 48 mph for 16 miles. what is its average speed?

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 Question 178125: A car travels 40 mph for 20 miles, 36 mph for 24 miles, and 48 mph for 16 miles. what is its average speed?Answer by josmiceli(9695)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The average speed is NOT the average of the averages The average speed is (total distance)/(total time) For the 3 parts od the trip, (1) (2) (3) given: (1) (2) (3) ---------------------- hrs and Average speed = mi/hr answer