Posted by **Emily** on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 4:40pm.

A plane takes off from an aiport and flies east at a speed of 350 mi/h. Ten minutes later, a second plane takes off from the same airport and flies east at a higher altitude at a speed of 400 mi/h. How long does it take the second plane to overtake the first plane?

I have tried to figure this out but it is hard when the teacher didn't teach it to you and tells you "do your best"

Help would be appreciated so much!

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 4:57pm
IT requires thinking. They flew the same distance, one had a ten min heard start.

distance1=350*t t in hrs

distance2=400(t-10/60)

set them equal, solve for t. Then, the second plane must fly t-10/60 hr

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**Emily**, Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 7:53pm
thanks. i had that but instead of subtracting i was adding for some reason.

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**nick**, Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:38pm
a=6,b=8

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**Adoyi**, Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 9:59am
3*4

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