# SOLUTION: Word Problem One - An old car has to travels a 2-mile route, uphill and down. Because it is so old, the car can climb the first mile - the ascent - no faster than an average speed

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 230893: Word Problem One - An old car has to travels a 2-mile route, uphill and down. Because it is so old, the car can climb the first mile - the ascent - no faster than an average speed of 20 mph. How fast does the car have to travel the second mile - on the descent it can go faster, of course - in order to achieve an average speed of 30 mph for the trip? (Show a complete algebraic solution for the problem and check the answer.) The teacher said set up a table Trip DISTANCE = SPEED x TIME UP DOWN TOTAL I am confused as to when to put in x and how to make an equation! Answer by rfer(12644)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!do an average 30=(20+x)/2 60=20+x 60-20=40 mph your teacher might be looking for something diferent, but this works