Irene R. answered • 06/03/20

BS in Mechanical Engineering and Certified math teacher for 13 years

You can solve this problem in more than one way.

One way would be to determine how many miles the airplane can travel in 6 minutes and then multiply by 10 to determine how far it can travel in 1 hour (recall that 60 minutes is equal to 1 hour).

__300 miles __ ÷ __ 6__ = __50 miles__

36 minutes ÷ 6 6 minutes

Since there are 60 minutes in 1 hour, we can multiply the distance by 10 for 1 hour:

50 * 10 = 500 miles in 1 hour

The distance for 2 hours will then be twice that for 1 hour:

500 miles * 2 = 1000 miles in 2 hours