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Posted by **Shayna** on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 5:24pm.

Please help me solve this using the d=rt formula and write an equation.

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**MathMate**, Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 5:56pmArithmetic:

Clipper's lead = 8 knots * (1/2) hour = 4 nautical miles

For each hour, the Rover catches up by (10-8)=2 nautical miles.

Time required to catch up = 4/2 hours (after 9:30)

Time the Rover will catch up = 11:30

Algebra:

Let t=time (as of 9:30) to catch up

10*t - 8*t = 8*(1/2)

2t = 4

t=2

The Rover will catch up at 11:30.

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