In the Women’s Downhill event Dominique Gisen of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia tied for first place. For the first time in Olympic history two Gold Medals were given out.  Each of the two skiers completed the 1.69 mile race in 1:41.57, setting the exact same time down to the one-hundredth of a second.   Distance is the same. Time is the same. So it just makes sense that both skiers were travelling at the same average speed.  This is a great opportunity to reinforce Distance Rate and Time with algebra students.  What was the average Gold Medal speed?

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