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# If a horse runs 1.5 miles in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, what is his rate of speed in mph?

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If a horse runs 1.5 miles in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, what is his rate of speed in mph?

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DelorisWallenbroc577
Mathematics
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If a horse runs 1.5 miles in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, what is his rate of speed in mph?

1 hour = 3600 seconds 2 minutes = 120 seconds 120 seconds + 24 seconds = 144 seconds 144/3600 = 1/25 2 minutes and 24 seconds is 1/25 of an hour. A horse runs 1.5 miles in 1/25 of an hour. To find how far it runs in 1 hour, set up a proportion and solve. Let x represent the number of miles a horse can run in 1 hour. 1.5 / (1/25) = x / (25/25) 1.5 = 1/25x 1.5 (25) = 1/25x (25) 37.5 = x Answer: 37.5 miles per hour