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Problem 5

Jacob drove \(15 \frac{1}{2}\) miles a day for 6 days in a row. How many miles would he have to drive a day to cover the same distance in \(\frac{1}{3}\) the number of days?

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#Step 1: Calculate total miles driven by Jacob during the 6 days#
\[Total\, Miles = 15.5\, miles/day \times 6\,days = 93\,miles\]
#Step 2: Compute 1/3 of the number of days#
\[Fewer\, Days = \frac{1}{3} \times 6\,days = 2\,days\]
#Step 3: Calculate miles to be driven daily in fewer days#
\[Miles\, per\, Day = \frac{Total\, Miles}{Fewer\, Days} = \frac{93\,miles}{2\,days} = 46.5\,miles/day\]
So, Jacob would have to drive \(46.5\) miles a day to cover the same distance in \(\frac{1}{3}\) the number of days.

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