Posted by **Sam** on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:13pm.

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?

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:17pm
the distance traversed is 420miles

the combined velocity is 120

time=distance/velocity

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**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

distance=velocity*time

420=55t+65t=120t

or t=420/120

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**Sam**, Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:20pm
thank you, i have trouble "translating" a word problem to an equation, but thanks!

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