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You are going to run at a constant speed of 7.5 miles per hour for 45 minutes. You calculate the distance you will run. What mistake did you make in your calculation? [Use the formula S=d/t]

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Answer:mi/hr . min does not equal mi. You must convert 45 minutes to hours.Step-by-step explanation:From the question the speed was given in miles per hour while the time was given in minutes. The time should be converted to hrs before one calculate the speed .Time = 45 minutes60 minutes = 1 hr45 minutes = ?45/60 = 0.75 hrTime = 0.75 hrspeed = distance/timedistance = speed × timedistance = 7.5 × 0.75 distance = 5.625 miles