# Suppose you are a detective assigned to a robbery case. In this case, the robbery occurred at 2:30 PM. You have a witness who saw suspect at a gas station 12 miles from the robbery site at 2:48 PM. The suspect claims innocence, arguing that it would have been impossible to get to the gas station in that amount of time. Do you agree? Support your answer.

**Yes it is possible because:**

**at 2:30 PM the crime occurred but they went 12 miles away in 18 minutes to a gas station is possible (it wouldn’t be if they had to walk probably) but if they drove a car it is entirely possible **

**Answer:**

**Step-by-step explanation:**

Time of robbery = 2 : 30 PM

Witness saw the suspect at the time = 2 : 48 PM

Difference in timings = 2 : 48 - 2 : 30 = 18 minutes

Distance of the robbery site and gas station = 12 miles

Speed by which suspect can drive to reach the gas station

=

= miles per minute

= miles per hour

= 40 miles per hour

Since 40 miles per hour is a nominal speed by which the suspect can easily reach the gas station.

Therefore, **I don't agree with the suspect's statement that it is impossible to get to the gas station in that amount of time.**

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