Posted by Kate on .
Steve McSpoke left home on his bicycle at 8am, traveling at 18km/h. At 10am, Steve's brother set out after him on a motorcycle, following the same route. The motorcycle traveled at 54km/h. How long had steve traveled when his brother overtook him?

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Reiny,
Steve's brother time to catchup  t hrs
Steve's time to catchup by brother  t+2
54t = 18(t+2)
54t = 18t + 36
36t = 36
t = 1
Steve had biked for 3 hours, when his brother overtook him. 
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Kate,
thanks

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Kate,
Also, how far had steve traveled when his brother overtook him?

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Reiny,
simply sub in the value of t = 1 into both distances., you will obviously get the same answer since they both went the same distance.

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Kate,
ok

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Kate,
Reiny, how can you show me how to do the last part wirten out?
Thank you so much! 
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Kate,
neverminds. I got it.