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# The distance a train travels between 2 cities is 540 miles. The train travels at a speed of 80 miles per hour. Matt set up these rates to find the time it took the train to travel between the 2 cities. 80 miles 1 hour = ? hours 540 miles What was Matt’s error? The first rate should be written as 80 hours to 1 mile. The second rate should be written as a rate of distance to time. The first rate should compare miles to miles. Matt did not make an error.

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Answer:The second rate should be written as a rate of distance to time.Step-by-step explanation:The distance a train travels between the two cities is 540 miles. The train travels at a speed of 80 miles per hour. Now, Matt set up these rates to find the time it took the train to travel between the two cities.  He calculates like 80 miles 1 hour = ? hours 540 miles. Now, in this calculation, the second rate should be written as a rate of distance to time like 80 miles 1 hour = 540 miles ? hours. Hence, Matt has made a mistake here. (Answer)