# SOLUTION: A man walks .5 miles in 12 minutes, how many miles/hr is he walking?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 558954: A man walks .5 miles in 12 minutes, how many miles/hr is he walking?Answer by mseely(2)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hint: The word "in" means "per" (the same as the symbol "/") which means division. So try dividing. But you also need to convert minutes to hours, since they give you a number in minutes, but they want an answer in hours. See that? So miles/minute is what you have when you divide. Then the conversion factor from minutes to hours is . So you multiply your answer by the conversion factor so the minutes cancel, leaving hours. miles/minute * minutes/hour The minute units cancel top to bottom leaving miles per hour. So see how many miles per hour you get once you multiply and divide everything as shown here.