Jane started driving at 9.30 am from Town A to Town B. At 11.30 am, Jane had covered only 2/5 of the distance. She had to cover another 144 km before she reached Town B.

(a) What was the distance between Town A and Town B?

(b) If Jane were to travel at an average speed of 72km/h after 11.30 am, at what time would she reach Town B?

(Express your answer using the 24-hour clock)

Solution

(a)

3 units ----- 144 km

1 unit ----- 144 km divided by 3 = 48 km

5 units ----- 5 x 48 km = 240 km

Answer: 240 km

(b)

Time = 144km divided by 72 km/h = 2 h

2 hours after 11.30 am is 1.30 pm or 1330 h.

Answer: 1330 h

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