Mathematics

Question

If a scow is towed at the rate of 3 miles an hour, how many hours will be needed to tow the scow 28 miles?

A. 10 hours, 30 minutes

B. 9 hours, 20 minutes

C. 12 hours

D. 9 hours, 15 minutes

I'd appreciate more than just the answer.. I'd appreciate if you explain it to me also in the simplest way you possible can.
I'm trying to score high on ASVAB.

1 Answer

  • You would divide 28/3 because that's how many miles it would take. 28/3=9 1/3. Also, to help understand better, 3 miles is equal to 1 hour. So the equation would look like this: 3/1=28/?. To solve it like this, you'd divide 28/3 or 3*?=28. Whatever the answer is(9.33)you do it to the bottom. So 1*9.33. that equal 9 hours 20 min
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