# What if you can type 171 words in 3 minutes? How many can you type in 8 minutes?

What if you can type 171 words in 3 minutes? How many can you type in 8 minutes?

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1. 2. In reality typing speed will decrease over time, so while as a math problem the answer would be (8/3)×171 if you actually tried it the count would be much less.

3. Let w be the amount of words you can type in 8 minutes at that rate. Then:
171/3=w/8
3w=1368
w= 456 words in 8 minutes ………

4. If you can type 171 words in 3 minutes, then you can type 57 words per minute. Through 8 minutes, you can type 57 * 8 = 456 words.

5. Let’s take a look.
171 words in 3 minutes means we can divide the words by the minutes to get your wpm (words per minute). 171/3=57
Therefore, you can type 57 words per minute. How about 8 minutes?
We can simply multiply the words per minute by 8 minutes to get the amount of words you will type in 8 minutes. 57*8=456
You can type 456 words in 8 minutes.
Another way to do this problem is by writing proportions. This is quite difficult if you’re not good with numbers, but easy once you get it.
We can represent your speed by a proportion
Words/Minutes
You can type 171 words in 3 minutes, so 171/3=57
57/1=x/8
We can cross multiply: 57*8=1*x
x=456 words
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