Posted by **Thania** on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 8:45pm.

A Jet airplane leaves an airport traveling at a steady rate of 600km/h. another jet leaves the same airport 3/4h later traveling at 800km/h in the same derection. how long will the 2nd jet take to overtake the first?

- Pre-Algebra -
**drwls**, Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 9:00pm
The equations for the distance travlled by the two planes are

X1 = 600 (t + 0.75) and

X2 = 800 t

where t is the time after the second plane leaves.

Set X1 = X2 to find the time t when Jet 2 overtakes Jet 1

800 t = 600 t + 450

200 t = 450

t = ? hours

- Pre-Algebra -
**drwls**, Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 5:47am
What part don't you understand?

X1 is the distance travelled by the first car to leave. X2 is the distance travlled by the second car to leave.

I left you the last step to solve.

t = 450/200 = 2.25 hours is the answer

- Pre-Algebra -
**Anonymous**, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:17pm
Omg im doung this exact problem in my math hw rn😂

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Math - A jet leaves an airport traveling at a steady rate of 600 km/h. Another ...
- Algebra - A jet leaves the Charlotte, North Carolina, airport traveling at an ...
- Algebra - A jet leaves the Charlotte, North Carolina, airport traveling at an ...
- Math - a jet leaves the Charlotte, North Carolina, airport traveling at an ...
- Algebra1 - A jet leaves the airport traveling at an average rate of 564km/h. ...
- algebra - Jet #1 leaves an airport at 600 km/h. Jet #2 leaves 3/4 hour after jet...
- Algebra - An airplane takes off from an airport at 7:00 a.m. traveling at a ...
- Math - An ordinary plane leaves an airport and flies due west at 180kph. Two ...
- algebra question - Marty leaves the airport in his private plane and flies due ...
- algebra - Marty leaves the airport in his private plane and flies due east at ...

More Related Questions