Step One: State the formula
Distance/Time=Rate Plug in given values
(1 2/3 miles)/(50 minutes)=Rate Convert to Improper fraction (see A)
(5/3 miles)/(0.83 hours)=Rate Convert to hours (see B)
∴You are walking 2 miles per hour.
A) How did we convert to an improper fraction?
Since we have 1 2/3 we find the numerator (top number) by multiplying 3*1 then adding 2, giving us 5. The denominator (bottom number), we keep as 3. We get 5/3
B) How did we convert from minutes to hours?
We can create a ratio. (50min/Xhour)=(60min)(1hr)
Using cross multiplication, we get (50/60)=x