# SOLUTION: during th first part of a trip a canoeist travels 37 miles at a certain speed. the canoeist travels 22 miles on the second part of the trip at a speed of 5 mph slower the total ti

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 Question 617203: during th first part of a trip a canoeist travels 37 miles at a certain speed. the canoeist travels 22 miles on the second part of the trip at a speed of 5 mph slower the total time for the trip is 3 hrs. what was the speed on each part of the trip?Answer by josmiceli(9645)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let = the time for the 1st trip = time for the 2nd trip Let = the speed for the 1st trip = the speed for the 2nd trip ------------------- Ist rip: (1) 2nd trip: (2) ---------------------------------- (2) From (1): (2) Multiply both sides by (2) (2) (2) Use quadratic formula to solve for