Using Rate To Determine Speed & Distance

Jason’s Running Speed

Work Time

Jason’s Running Speed

Jason runs at a constant speed of 5 meters per second.

  • How much time does it take Jason to run 240 meters?
  • How many meters can Jason run in 55 seconds?
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Multiply the rate 5 meters per second by the amount of time to find the distance traveled. For example, to find the distance traveled in 20 seconds, multiply 5 meters per second by 20 seconds:

20 seconds • 5 meters/second = 100 meters