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.

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**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?

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**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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