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Thread #86906   Message #1623546
Posted By: GUEST
09-Dec-05 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells: What means 240 as his speed
Subject: RE: Jingle Bells: What means240 as his speed
I think there is some "fuzzy" math going on here. If a horse can run a mile in 2 minutes 40 seconds, at that same rate it would be able to run 22.5 miles in an hour, not 16 miles.
2:40 is 160 seconds
1 hour =60 minutes=3600 seconds

Set up the ratio of:

160:1 = 3600: x
Then x would be the number of miles the horse ran in one hour which would be 22.5 miles.

Diana, a math teacher