## VSpeeding A trucker handed in a ticket at a toll booth showing that in 2 h she had covered 159 mi on a toll road with speed limit 65 mph. Th

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VSpeeding A trucker handed in a ticket at a toll booth showing that in 2 h she had covered 159 mi on a toll road with speed limit 65 mph. The trucker was cited for speeding. Why

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5 months 2021-08-09T16:54:08+00:00 1 Answers 7 views 0

The trucker was cited for speeding because his speed was above that of the speed limit of the toll road by 14.5mph

Step-by-step explanation:

Step 1

We calculate the speed of the trucker

Speed = Distance(miles)/Time(hours)

Distance = 159 miles

Time = 2 hours

Speed = 159 miles/2 hours

Speed = 79.5 miles per hour = 79.5 mph

From the question, we are told that: that toll road has a speed limit of 65mph

Step 2

We calculate the difference

= 79.5 mph – 65 mph

= 14.5 mph

Hence, the trucker was cited for speeding because his speed was above that of the speed limit of the toll road by 14.5mph