Assume that the distance from New York to Miami is d and that half the distance is traveled at 45mph and half the distance is traveled at 55mph.
If the average velocity is given by
I'm drawing a complete disconnect between the line above and this:
I'm canceling the d from num and the denom to get
d/T=1/[0.5/45 + 0.5/55]
d/T=[45/0.5 + 55/0.5]=100/.5=200 (which I know is not the answer!).
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