# SOLUTION: a student rode a bicycle to the repair shop and then walked home. The student averaged 14 mph riding to the shop and 3.5 walking home. The round trip took 1 hr. How far is it fr

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 Question 257172: a student rode a bicycle to the repair shop and then walked home. The student averaged 14 mph riding to the shop and 3.5 walking home. The round trip took 1 hr. How far is it from the students home to the repair shopAnswer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!a student rode a bicycle to the repair shop and then walked home. The student averaged 14 mph riding to the shop and 3.5 walking home. The round trip took 1 hr. How far is it from the students home to the repair shop : Let d = dist to the shop : Write a time equation: Time = dist/speed : Time to + time back = 1 hr + = 1 Multiply by 14 to get rid of the denominator, results: d + 4d = 14 5d = 14 d = d = 2.8 mi to the shop : : Check: 2.8/14 + 2.8/3.5 .2 + .8 = 1 hr