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

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