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Writing an Equation from a Word Problem : Speed and Time

A person ran 8 miles and then walked 6 miles. If he ran 5 miles per hour faster than he walked and the total time was 2 hours, then how fast did he walk?

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Let his walking speed be x miles per hour, then his running speed is x+5 mph
He spent 8/(x+5) ...

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A "speed and tme" word problem is solved.