# Nick participated in the swimming competition held by the town recreation center. He swam 315 yards in 7 minutes. If he swam at a constant rate, how fast did he swim in yards per minute?

May 9, 2018

Nick swam $45$ yards per minute.

#### Explanation:

You can use a proportion to solve this:

$\left(315 \text{ yds")/(7 " min") = (45 " yds")/(1 " min}\right)$

And check your work by multiplying the time by rate of speed:

$7 \cdot 45 = 315$