Posted by **DrBob222** on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10:15pm.

distance = rate x time or

d = r*t

car traveling 40 mi/hr goes 40 mi/hr x 1.5 hrs head start or 60 miles head start.

Let t = time bus and car travel.

car travels distance of r*t = 40*t.

Car already had 60 mi head start.

Total distance car traveled is 60 + 40*t.

distance bus travels in t hours is 60*t.

distance for bus = distance for car so set them equal.

60 + 40*t = 60*t and solve for t.

Post your work if you get stuck.

I need help with the following question

How long will it take a bus traveling at 60 mph to overtake a car traveling at 40mph if the car had a 1.5 hour head start?

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- math - How long will it take a bus traveling at 60 miles per hour to overtake a ...
- Algebra! Help needed! - I'm having a little trouble with this problem... Please ...
- Algebra - A.Driving from El Paso to San Antonia on a bus ...560 miles traveling ...
- algebra - INTRODUCTION TO RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS Distance and Time A car is ...
- algebra - How long will it take a car traveling at 60 mph to overtake a bus ...
- Algebra - How long will it take for a car that is traveling at 60 mph to ...
- Physics - A car going 2 m/s is given a 50 m head start on another car that goes ...
- Physics - A car going 7 m/s is given a 42 m head start on another car that goes ...
- Algebra continued - A car trveling at 88km/h. If the bus has a 1.5h head start, ...
- Help!...Math... - Two cars leave town going opposite directions. One car is ...

More Related Questions