Youssef can either way from his home to his workplace or ride his bicycle. he walks at a pace of 1 block per min, but he can travel 1 block in 20 sec on his bic
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Youssef lives 15 blocks away from his work
Solution:
Given that Youssef can either way from his home to his workplace or ride his bicycle
Let "x" be number of blocks away from work Youssef works
Case 1: walking
He walks at a pace of 1 block per min
Therefore,
1 block = 1 minute
Thus to cross "x" blocks he takes "x" minutes
Case 2: Bicycle
He can travel 1 block in 20 sec on his bicycle
We know that,
To convert seconds to minute, divide the time value by 60
[tex]\rightarrow 20 seconds = \frac{20}{60} minutes = \frac{1}{3} minutes[/tex]
Thus he takes 1/3 minutes for 1 block
So to cross "x" blocks he will take [tex]\frac{x}{3}[/tex] minutes
Given that it takes youssef 10 min longer to walk to work than to ride his bike
This means difference between time taken to cross "x" blocks by walking and ride by bicycle is 10 minutes
[tex]\rightarrow x  \frac{x}{3} = 10\\\\\rightarrow \frac{3x  x}{3} = 10\\\\\rightarrow \frac{2x}{3} = 10\\\\\rightarrow x = \frac{30}{2}\\\\\rightarrow x = 15[/tex]
Thus he lives 15 blocks away from his work