George decided to visit his brother, who lives 225 miles away. He rode his bike at a speed of 14 miles per hour to the bus station. He then stowed his bike and rode the bus the rest of the way. The bus averaged 55 miles per hour, and George traveled a total of 5 hours. How long did he ride his bike? (Round your answer to the nearest tenth of an hour).

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George decided to visit his brother, who lives 225 miles away. He rode his bike at a speed of 14 miles per hour to the bus station. He then stowed his bike and rode the bus the rest of the way. The bus averaged 55 miles per hour, and George traveled a total of 5 hours. How long did he ride his bike? (Round your answer to the nearest tenth of an hour).

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The distance travelled by the body is calculated by multiplying speed of the body and time taken by that body.

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speed x time distance

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Step 2

: Assume George rode his bike for x hours and rode the bus for y hours.

As the total time taken by George is 5 hours. So,

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x+y = y = 5-x

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Step 3

The speed of the bike while riding the bike=14 miles per hour.

Cal...

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d 14xx =14x

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