# SOLUTION: A man who can walk 4 miles per hour takes a walk into the country on a holiday. He is away for 6 hours. How far does he go if he return by bicycle at the average rate of 12 miles a

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 374175: A man who can walk 4 miles per hour takes a walk into the country on a holiday. He is away for 6 hours. How far does he go if he return by bicycle at the average rate of 12 miles an hour?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!walk 4mph cycle 12 mph let distance be x miles .. time taken walking = x/4 .. time taken riding back = x/12 x/12+x/4 = 6 (x+3x)/12=6 4x=72 /4 x=18 miles. ... m.ananth@hotmail.ca