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8-31.

Find how far Ameena's boat will have traveled at two-thirds of an hour.

$(35\text{ miles per hour})\left(\frac{2}{3}\text{ of an hour}\right) = 23.33\text{ miles}$

Ameena's boat will have traveled just over 23 miles. She will not have reached the best fishing spot which is approximately another 4 miles away.

To find how far Ameena's boat has traveled you multiplied the speed by the time, but since time is now the unknown variable, divide the distance by the speed.

$\frac{27\text{ miles}}{35\text{ miles per hour}}$

0.77 hours. What is the scale factor of hours to minutes?