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A member of the Road Runner Club likes to exercise every day by walking and jogging at least 3 miles. She walks at a rate of 4 mph and jogs at a rate of 8 mph. With only half an hour to exercise, how much time can she spend walking and jogging and cover at least 3 miles?

a) Give 3 possible solutions.

b) Share the steps that you used to solve this problem.

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Recently I rented a Rug Doctor machine to clean our carpets. The instructions given on the bottle were to mix ½ C. solution with 1 gallon of warm water and fill the reservoir. Since I was using a bottle containing ½ gallon of solution, a) how many times was I able to fill the reservoir for cleaning and b) if each filling covered 30 square feet, how many total square feet of carpet could I clean?

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A member of the Road Runner Club likes to exercise every day by walking and jogging at least 3 miles. She walks at a rate of 4 mph and jogs at a rate of 8 mph. With only half an hour to exercise, how much time can she spend walking and jogging and cover at least 3 miles?

a) Give 3 possible solutions.

b) Share the steps that you used to solve this problem.
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