Posted by lilly on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:56pm.
Your family decides to visit your grandparents that live in ohio. You drive at an average rate of 55 mph when driving in Indiana and 65 mph when driving in Ohio. The entire trip of 295 miles takes 5 hours. How long does it take to reach the IndianaOhio border?

algebra 1  Ms. Sue, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:03pm
How many miles did you drive before you reached the border?
From which direction did you come? 
algebra 1  lilly, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:08pm
It starts in Indiana. It doesn't say if it is north, south, east, or west. Indiana is west of Ohio, though.

algebra 1  lilly, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:09pm
If it helps, we are working with linear combinations (elimination) and substitution. We are supposed to use whatever method works best.

algebra 1  lilly, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:13pm
Is this just an odd question? I've been able to solve every problem except for this one.

algebra 1  Ms. Sue, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:19pm
It doesn't make any sense to me.
You know takes to drive 5 hours to go 295 miles. But the problem gives no indication where that 295 miles is.
Please ask your teacher about this one. 
algebra 1  lilly, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:28pm
Alright. Thank you! :)