Algebra word problem

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pyrevffn

Mathematics

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a 150-lb person who runs at 8 mph for 1 hr burns about 840 calories. The same person, walking at 4 mph for 90 min, burns about 240 calories. Suppose a 150- lb  person runs at 8 mph for 75 min. How far would the person have to walk at 4 mph in order to burn the same number of calories as burned when running? 

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lets get the time have to work as X

then

8 mph/1hr  burns 840 cal

so 8 mph/75 min burns=840/60 *75

=1050 cal

4mph/90 min burns =240 cal

so

240*4/90*x=1050

x=1050*90/240*4


x=98.44 min

so the time have to walk to burn the same number of calories =98.44 min

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