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A total of 2 questions refer to the following information.

Ms. Simon drives her car from her home to her workplace every workday morning. The table above shows the distance, in miles, and her average driving speed, in miles per hour (mph), when there is no traffic delay, for each segment of her drive.

(2 of 2) If Ms. Simon starts her drive at 6:30 a.m., she can drive at her average driving speed with no traffic delay for each segment of the drive. If she starts her drive at 7:00 a.m., the travel time from the freeway entrance to the freeway exit increases by 33% due to slower traffic, but the travel time for each of the other two segments of her drive does not change. Based on the table, how many more minutes does Ms. Simon take to arrive at her workplace if she starts her drive at 7:00 a.m. than if she starts her drive at 6:30 a.m.?
(Round your answer to the nearest minute.)

This is a short or long answer (free choice) question. The student will not be provided with options and will be required to enter their answer in a provided field.

Any of the following can be considered correct answers to the question: 6.

Explanation:

The correct answer is 6. Ms. Simon travels 15.4 miles on the freeway, and her average speed for this portion of the trip is 50 miles per hour when there is no traffic delay. Therefore, when there is no traffic delay, Ms. Simon spends \(\frac{15.4 miles}{50 mph}\) = 0.308 hours on the freeway. Since there are 60 minutes in one hour, she spends (0.308)(60) = 18.48 minutes on the freeway when there is no delay. Leaving at 7:00 a.m. results in a trip that is 33% longer, and 33% of 18.48 minutes is 6.16; the travel time for each of the other two segments does not change. Therefore, rounded to the nearest minute, it takes Ms. Simon 6 more minutes to drive to her workplace when she leaves at 7:00 a.m.


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