a ship travel 2400 nautical miles in eight days.how long will it take to travel 150 miles?
Form an equation describing how the elements of the question are related.
Distance travelled (d)= Speed of travel (s) multiplied by the time taken (t)
2400miles = Speed multiplied by 8 days, so Speed (s) = 2400miles / 8 days = 300 miles per day
d = s multiplied by t
150 miles = 300 miles per day multiplied by the time in days (t)
t= 150/300 days
t= 1/2 day OR SIMPLY
d = s * t
150miles = (2400miles / 8 days) * t
t = 1/2 day