Problem 5.

Sir Gawain plans to go from Wibbleton to Wobbleton and back, stopping for 4 hours for sightseeing. The distance between the 2 towns is 15 miles. He will travel on horseback. His horse can go only 5 miles per hours for the first 7 miles of the trip due to the rocky road. For the rest of the trip, his horse can go 8 miles per hour. How long will the trip take?

Step 1. What does the problem ask you to find?

A. Distance he will travel each day.

B. Number of hours he spend riding.

C. Number of hours he will spend sightseeing.

D. Number of hours the trip will take.

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Step 2. What information is needed to solve the problem.

A. The number of miles he traveled at 5 miles per hour.

B. The number of miles he traveled at 8 miles per hour.

C. The amount of time he spend sightseeing.

D. The distance from Wibbleton to Wobbleton.

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Step 3. Select the correct expression.

A. 7/5 + 8/8 + 4

B. 30 x (5 + 8) + 4

C. 2 x (7/5 + 8/8) + 4

D. 2 x (7 x 5 + 8 x 8) + 4

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Step 4. Select the correct solution.

A. 4.4 hours

B. 392 hours

C. 8.8 hours

D. 200 hours

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