math

posted by .

Mike can run the mile in 6 minutes, and Dan Can run the mile in 9 minutes. If mike gives Dan a head start of 1 minute, how far from the start will mike pass Dan? How long does it take?

  • math -

    They run the same distance.

    Mikedistance=1mile/6min * (time-1)
    Dandistance=1mile/9min * time
    set the two distance equal

    1mile/6min (time-1)=1mile/9min (time
    or
    9(time-1)=6time
    you do it from here.
    time will be in minutes.
    How far? use either distance equation.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. math

    mike can run the mile in 6 minutes and dan can run the mile in 9 minutes. If mike gives dan a head start of 1 minute, how far from the start will mike pass dan?
  2. PSAT - Math

    Hello, I am reviewing my psat and looking at the questions I got wrong. I can't understand how to do this problem. Mike and paul left their houses at the same time for a fitness run to the park. Mike ran at an average speed of 7 miles …
  3. algebra

    Mike can assemble a computer table in 40 minutes and I can do it in 60 minutes. If Mike works for 20 minutes before I join him, how long will it take us to finish?
  4. MATH

    DAN,DEBBIE,ED AND GENE WERE TRAINING FOR CROSS-COUNTRY RACING. ED RAN TWICE AS FAR AS DEBBIE. GENE RAN 8KM LESS THAN ED. DEBBIE RAN 5KM MORE THAN DAN. DAN RAN 6KM.HOW FAR DID EACH PERSON RUN?
  5. algebra

    Mike said, last week I ran 15 miles farther than Bill. Pete said Last week I ran one mile less than 3 times as far as Bill. If Mike and Pete ran the same distance, how far did Bill run?
  6. Math

    javia ran 8 laps around a track to run a total of 1 mile on monday. How many laps will she need to run on tuesday to run 3/8 of a mike?
  7. math

    dan loves fruit dan paid $4.53 for berries ,and $1325 for peaches with a $20 bill . how much change did dan received
  8. Algebra

    Mike has two thirds of the minutes that Payton has. Payton has ___ fewer minutes as Mike. Payton has ___ percent as Mike. How many minutes does Payton have?
  9. Math

    Dan ran six over five mile bob ran seven over eight mile how much father than Dan did bob ran?
  10. Math

    1. Is the equation true, false, or open? 4y 8 = 6y + 3 2. Which value is a solution of the equation 2 - 8x = -6?

More Similar Questions