Average speed, and total distance traveled

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Homework Statement


Sally travels by care from on city to another. She drives for 30.0 min at 80.0 km/h, 12.0 min at 105 km/h, and 45.0 min at 40. km/h, and she spends 15.0 min eating lunch and buying gas.
a.) Determine the average speed for the trip.
b.) Determine the total disance traveled.

Homework Equations



Vavg= total distance/time
Vavg=change in displacement/time

The Attempt at a Solution


a.) is 53.5, and b.) is 91 but im not sure how to get them.
My friend was trying to explain it to me, and said to turn all the minutes into hours and multiple them by the speeds. I did that and got 91, but im not sure why i had to do that.
 

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what are the units of 53.5? Give units in your answers.
 
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a.) is km/h and b.) is km, i figured it out though.
 

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