It takes Paul 2 hours to hike 5 miles, how long will it take him to hike 8 miles? Set up a proportion. 2 hours x hours  =  5 miles 8 miles 5x = 16 {crossmultiplied} x = 3.2 hours {divided each side by 5} 3 hours and 12 minutes {0.2 hours is 12 minutes}  Algebra House Comments are closed.

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