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    A family makes a 43.25 km trip in 5.5 hours. On the first part of the trip they crossed a lake in a canoe paddling at 12 km/h. For the rest of the trip, they hiked on a scenic trail. If their average walking speed was 5 km/h, how far did they walk?

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    Let us consider that the family covered x km in canoe paddling and hiked for y km.
    The total distance covered is ...

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    This solution is comprised of detailed explanation and step-by-step calculation of the given problem and provides the speed, distance and time.