An ant crawls at a rate of 2 1/6 ft per minute. At this rate, how long does it take the ant to crawl a distance of 5 1/5 ft? Enter your answer as a mixed numb
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An ant crawls at a rate of 2 1/6 ft per minute. At this rate, how long does it take the ant to crawl a distance of 5 1/5 ft? Enter your answer as a mixed number in simplest form in the box.
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1. User Answers Anonym
For 2 1/6 = 13/6 Ft, ant takes = 1 min.
So, for 1 ft, it takes = 6/13 min.
Now, for 5 1/5 = 26/5 min. it would take = 6/13 * 26/512/5 = 2.4 min
In short, Your Answer would be 2.4 min
Hope this helps! 
2. User Answers Isaiah02
It is really simple take 5 1/5 and divide it by 2 1/6 t get 2 30/78 you can then simplify that to get 2 5/13. Then divide since it take 60 seconds for a minute divide 60 by 13 to get 4.61, multiply that by 5 to get 23.05. Then add that to 2 and I believe that the ant can crawl 5 1/5 feet in 2 minutes and 23 seconds. Or take 1/6 and 1/5 and try to get the same denominator. 6 x 5 is 30 and 5 x 6 is 30 so 1/6 = 5/30 and 1/5 = 6/30. Then it is 2 5/30 and 5 6/30 divide them to get 2 2/5 minutes. Or that can be turned into 2 minutes and 24 seconds. Hope this helped if not then I am truly sorry.