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Solve this math problem

By BayArea following x   2018 May 4, 9:46pm 890 views   1 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

MowerB is 1.25x faster than mowerA

It takes 42 MowerA to cut a golf course in a given amount of time.

How many MowerB would it take to cut the same course in the same amount of time?
1   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 May 4, 10:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Sounds more like a semantics problem than a Math problem.

Is it that mowerB 1.25 goes times as fast ? Like if Mower A can go 4 miles per hour mower B can go 5 miles per hour (4 x 1,25) ? Or is it that mowerB goes 9 miles per hour (4 +(4 x 1.25).

Awkward wording in my opinion, but if it said 1.25 times as fast, or 1.25 the speed, I would feel that I understood the question. Faster implies a difference to me, rather than just a factor.
2   Blue   ignore (0)   2018 May 5, 12:28am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

42/1.25 = (33.60) 34 MowerB does the same job.

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