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Homework Help: Algebra..please check my work!!

Posted by Tim on Friday, December 7, 2007 at 12:22am.

At 3 p.m., Brunhilde headed north at 30 kilometers per hour. Two hours later Ludwig headed south at 40 kilometers per hour. At what time will they be 340 kilometers apart?

I know that the distance from Brunhilde(Db) plus the distance from Ludwig(Dl) is equal to 340, which is translated as (Tb)(Rb)+(Tl)(Rl)=340, "T" standing for time, and "R" standing for rate...so I substitue in the rates to get 40Tb + 30Tl=340, but the answer is wrong..the book has it as 9 p.m....what am I doing wrong!!!!?

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