Arielle H.

asked • 10/05/19

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The top running speed of a cheetah is twice the top running speed of a Jackal. The top running speed of an Elk is 10mph faster than of a Jackal. If each of these animals could run for an hour (which they can't!) They could run a combined distance of 150 miles. What is the top running speed of each animal?

Note- the distance an animal covers in an hour is equal to it's running speed X1 hour. For example, a horse galloping at 30mph travels 20 miles in an hour.

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