Posted by sam on .
Set the equations equal to each other so you can determine when the car and bus are the same distance from the intersection. Collect all the terms on the left side of this new equation., leaving 0 on the right side. Factor the expression on the left side of the equation.

algebra 
sam,
let t = 0 be the point at which the car is just starting to drive and the bus is even with the car. Find the other time when the vehicles will be the same distance from the intersection.