Posted by Gregg on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2:16am.
2. manielle and ross were playing in the dirt and each found a caterpillar. they decided to race them, giving minelle's caterpillar a 2.5 foot head start from the starting line while ross' caterpillar began at the starting line. minelle's caterpillar travels 6 in. per minute and ross' travels 8 in. per minute. how far from the starting line were minelle's and ross' caterpillars, in that specific order, after 6 minutes of racing?
a. 36 in, and 48 in.
b. 36 in. and 78 in.
c. 38.5 in. and 48 in.
d. 66 in. and 48 in.

math  Steve, Monday, December 31, 2012 at 4:21am
m's position is 2.5*12+6t
r's position is 8t
when t=6,
m=66
r=48
(d)
extra credit: when does ross's creeper overtake minelle's?

math  Gregg, Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:56am
where did you get 12 from when you multiplied 2.5*12? and what does t stand for?
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