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Rate, Time and Distance Problem

What is the relationship between rate, time and distance? Say a car is traveling at 30 mph, how far will it go in 2 hours?

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The formula Distance = Rate x Time expresses one of the most frequently used relations in algebra.

Since an equation remains true as long as you divide through by the same non-zero element on each side, this formula can be written in different ways:

To find rate, divide through on both sides by time:

Rate = Distance / Time

Rate is distance (given in units such as miles, feet, ...

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This solution explains the relationship between rate, time and distance through providing a step-by-step solution to the example provided.