A recruiter travels 1,100 miles during a 40-hour workweek. If she spends 2/5 of her time traveling, how many hours does she spend traveling?

A recruiter travels 1,100 miles during a 40-hour workweek. If she spends 2/5 of her time traveling, how many hours does she spend traveling?

Detailed Explanation

Don’t let the number of miles traveled confuse you — you don’t use them to solve the problem.

2/5 of a 40-hour workweek is 2/5 × 40/1 = 80/5.

Reduce the fraction: 80 ÷ 5 = 16 hours per week spent traveling.

2/5 of a 40-hour workweek is 2/5 × 40/1 = 80/5.

Reduce the fraction: 80 ÷ 5 = 16 hours per week spent traveling.