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Distance, Rate, and Time: Running Speed

ACTMAT-656FX4

A ball sits on the soccer field at about 8 meters east and 6 meters north of Christie. Coach Riese wants Christie to run straight to the ball and kick it within 20 seconds.

Disregarding the time taken in stopping and kicking the ball, how fast must Christie run to accomplish this task?

A

$0.5 \cfrac{m}{s}$

B

$5 \cfrac{m}{s}$

C

$1 \cfrac{m}{s}$

D

$10 \cfrac{m}{s}$

E

$1.4 \cfrac{m}{s}$