Posted by Please help on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 9:53pm.
A refrigerated truck leaves a rest stop traveling at a steady rate of 56 mi/h. A car leaves the same rest stop 1/4 h later followinf rhe truck at a steady rate of 64 mi/h. How long after the truck leaves the rest stop wil the car overtake the truck. In algebra form.

Math  Reiny, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 9:58pm
When the car overtakes the truck, they both would have traveled the same distance, except the truck took 1/4 hour longer
let the time taken by the car be x hours
then the time taken by the truck is x+1/4 hour
distance gone by car = 64x
distance gone by truck = 56(x+1/4)
but didn't we say those distances would be equal?
let me know what you got

Math  Please help, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10:04pm
2 but is that for the truck or car

Math  helper, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 12:21am
The time x cannot be negative. You must have made a mistake.
The two equations are,
distance gone by car = 64x
distance gone by truck = 56(x+1/4)
Since the distances are equal,
64x = 56(x + 1/4)
64x = 56x + 56/4
64x = 56x + 14
8x = 14
x = 1.75
From above (Reiny's explanation)
Since x = time taken by the car in hours, the car will overtake the truck in 1.75 hrs.

Math  steven, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 10:44pm
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Math  Monica, Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11:48pm
It will be 2 hours u til the car catches up tot the truck.Sorry, I don't have the work. :(

Math  nicholas; Nzili, Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:33am
relative speed=6456
=8mi/h
distance travelled by truck for 1/4h
=s*t=56*1/4=14mi
time spent by car in overtaking
t=d/s=14/8
=1.75hrs
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