Timothy gets a phone call from his friends. They say they will be at the library in 25 minutes and ask him to meet them there. The library is 5/8 of a mile away. Timothy walks at a steady pace of 2 1/2 miles per hour. Will he get there first.
2.5 miles per hour = 1/24 miles per minute
Speed x Time = Distance; thus, Time = Distance / Speed
Therefore: Time = (5/8 miles) / (1/24 miles per minute) = 15 minutes
Timothy will be at the library in 15 minutes, so yes, he will get there first (10 minutes before his friends, to be exact)
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