(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

In reaching her destination, a backpacker walks with an average velocity of 1.36 m/s, due west. This average velocity results, because she hikes for 5.18 km with an average velocity of 2.05 m/s due west, turns around, and hikes with an average velocity of 0.699 m/s due east. How far east did she walk (in kilometers)?

2. Relevant equations

avg. v = distance/time

3. The attempt at a solution

the closest i was able to get to a solution was

1.36 = (5180 meters + distance of second part of walk)/(2526.829268 + time of second part of walk)

as far as i can tell, there doesn't seem to be enough information for me to figure out the question.

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