# Question Video: Comparing the Travel Times of Two Cars with Different Speeds Science

Two cars drive the same distance at different speeds. Which car takes more time to travel the distance?

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Two cars drive the same distance at different speeds. Which car takes more time to travel the distance?

The question is asking us to figure out which car will take more time to travel the distance shown. Let’s start by recalling what speed is. The speed of an object is the distance that the object travels divided by the time that the object travels for. In this question, we are told that both cars travel the same distance.

Let’s take a look at the relationship between speed, distance, and time. We see that in the formula for speed, speed is equal to a fraction. The distance is the numerator for the fraction, and time is the denominator for the fraction. We know that both of the numerators, the distance that the cars travel, are equal. When the numerators are equal for two fractions, the smaller fraction will be the fraction that has the larger denominator.

In the formula for speed, the time that the car travels for is the denominator. This means that the lesser speed must be the speed of the car that travels for a greater time. The question asks which car takes more time to travel the distance. We see that the correct choice is that the car with less speed takes more time to travel the distance.