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While completing a race, Edward spent 54 minutes walking. If his ratio of time walking to jogging was 6:5, how many minutes did he spend completing the race?

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Answer:   99 minutesStep-by-step explanation:Given: While completing a race, Edward spent 54 minutes walking.The ratio of time walking to jogging was 6:5 i.e. [tex]\dfrac{6}{5}[/tex]     (1)Let x be the time taken ( in minutes ) by him for jogging.then, the ratio of time walking to jogging will be [tex]\dfrac{54}{x}[/tex]  (2)From (1) and (2), we have[tex]\dfrac{6}{5}=\dfrac{54}{x}\\\\\Rightarrow\ 6x=54\times5\\\\\Rightarrow\ x=\dfrac{54\times5}{6}=45[/tex]   So, the number of minutes he took for jogging = 45 minutesNow, the total time he spent on completing the race= 54+45=99 minutes