MATH HELP WITH QUESTION???? :)?

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    rrenesom756posted 7 years ago

    MATH HELP WITH QUESTION???? smile?

    Carter left Pittsburgh at 10:00AM traveling east at 50 miles per hour. At 10:30AM Duncan left Pittsburgh traveling east at 55 miles per hour. How far had each traveled when Duncan overtook Carter?

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    Ben Evansposted 7 years ago

    At 10:30 AM Carter had traveled 25 miles.

    So 50t+25=55T

    Let me quickly explain this.  At 10:30 both people are traveling.  The time that each person has traveled after 10:30 is the same.

    Each equation gives the distance traveled from Pittsburgh.  Both are equal when they have traveled the same distance.

    Lets solve it.

    5T=25

    T= 5 hours

    The distance equals 25(5) miles=275 miles.

 
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