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    Hi, I'm having trouble with this question for my maths homework and I was wondering whether you could explain the method for working it out.

    Here it is:
    Jeremy cycles four miles to university each day.
    He starts out on tuesday, but his bike gest a puncture partway and he has to push it the rest of the way.
    His walking speed, w, when pushing his bike is one third of his cycling speed.
    On wednesday, he only gets half as far as before getting a puncture and it takes him 1 and a half times as long to reach the university as it did on tuesday.
    On thursday, he doesn't get a puncture at all. What fraction of tuesday's time, t, does he take to get there on wednesday?

    Thank you for all of your help in advance.
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    (Original post by Howtheydidit)
    Hi, I'm having trouble with this question for my maths homework and I was wondering whether you could explain the method for working it out.

    Here it is:
    Jeremy cycles four miles to university each day.
    He starts out on tuesday, but his bike gest a puncture partway and he has to push it the rest of the way.
    His walking speed, w, when pushing his bike is one third of his cycling speed.
    On wednesday, he only gets half as far as before getting a puncture and it takes him 1 and a half times as long to reach the university as it did on tuesday.
    On thursday, he doesn't get a puncture at all. What fraction of tuesday's time, t, does he take to get there on wednesday?

    Thank you for all of your help in advance.
    since no-one will help i'll try my best, but a few questions first.
    Is the time taken for Jeremy to get to uni on tuesday t?
    how far is partway on tuesday?(half way?, one quarter?)
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    1. Yes
    2. All the question says is "x miles along the route"

    Thanks for your time
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    (Original post by Howtheydidit)
    1. Yes
    2. All the question says is "x miles along the route"

    Thanks for your time
    Can you show us the full question, please? A screenshot/picture/link would suffice.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Can you show us the full question, please? A screenshot/picture/link would suffice.
    i agree a picture or screenshot of the full question would help
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    Sorry, I got the days mixed up on the question

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    i'm too useless i can't do it X_X
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    I am struggling to solve it but maybe I can help a bit. Using the formula speed=distance /time I realised that the total time for his journey on monday had to be cycling time + walking time.

    x/3w=cycling time
    (4-x)/w= walking time
    x/3w + (4-x)/w= total time on monday= (12-2x)/3w

    For tuesday:
    2/3w + 2/w = total time on tuesday = 8/3w

    For wednesday:
    4/3w
 
 
 
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