It takes Wayne 1/10 hours to walk a 1/6 mile park loop. What is Wayne's unit rate, in miles per hour



3 years ago Comment

To solve this problem, we should set up a proportion, letting x represent our unknown number of miles that Wayne walks in one hour.

1/6 mile / 1/10 hours = x miles / 1 hour

Now we use cross-products or the multiplication of the numerator of one fraction times the denominator of the other fraction, setting these two numbers equal.  The resulting equation is:

1/6 = 1/10x

Finally, we must divide both sides by 1/10 to cancel it out on the right side of the equation and get the variable x alone.

x = 5/3 or 1 2/3

Therefore, Wayne walks 1 2/3 miles per hour.