# SOLUTION: You are to travel from point A to point B and return. On the trip from A to B, you travel at thirty miles per hour. How fast would you have to travel from B to A in order to averag

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 293799: You are to travel from point A to point B and return. On the trip from A to B, you travel at thirty miles per hour. How fast would you have to travel from B to A in order to average sixty miles per hour for the round trip?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You are to travel from point A to point B and return. On the trip from A to B, you travel at thirty miles per hour. How fast would you have to travel from B to A in order to average sixty miles per hour for the round trip? : Think about this, assume it's 30 mi one way: To average 60 mph, you have cover 60 mi in 1 hr which is the round trip distance You have used up 1 hr just to cover 30 mi, therefore it is impossible : Look what happens when you solve this in the conventional way Let s = speed required to accomplish this write a time equation + = every term has d, divide thru by d and you have + = Multiply by 60 s to get rid of the denominators : 2s + 60 = 2s; obviously, this is not possible