# algebra help please

posted by
**allen**
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A bus leaves a station at 1p.m. traveling west at an average rate of 44 mi/h.one hour later a second bus leaves the same station traveling east at a rate of 48mi/h. At what time will the two buses be 274 miles apart

I know that I am suppose to use

d=r*t

1st bus

d=44*t

2nd bus

d=48*t-1

distance is 274

so the equation for the first bus should be

274=44*t

second bus

274=48*t-1

first bus

274-44=t

230=t

second bus

274=48*t-1

274=48t-1

I believe i have missed something or messed up please explain to me what i am doing wrong please

Were is the 1 coming from?