Two towns are 420 miles apart. A car leaves the first town traveling toward the second town at 55 mph. At the same time, a second car leaves the other town and heads toward the first town at 65 mph. How long will it take for the two cars to meet?
Math - bobpursley, Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:17pm
the distance traversed is 420miles
the combined velocity is 120
Math - bobpursley, Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:20pm
If you don't visualize that, here is a more traditional approach.
the first car travels=55*t
the second car travels=60t
they both travel 420
Math - Sam, Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:20pm
thank you, i have trouble "translating" a word problem to an equation, but thanks!