# SOLUTION: A man walks a certain distance at the rate of 5 miles an hour and returns at the rate of 4 miles an hour. If the total time that it takes him is 3 hours and 9 minutes, what is he t

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 Question 634775: A man walks a certain distance at the rate of 5 miles an hour and returns at the rate of 4 miles an hour. If the total time that it takes him is 3 hours and 9 minutes, what is he total distance that he walks?Answer by richwmiller(9144)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x+y=3 9/60; 5x=4y x=7/5 y=7/4 7 miles