# HELPPPP!!!!

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One car traveling at 55mi/h left a certai place 3h later than another car. The second car was traveling in the same direction at 40 mi/h. Inhow many hours ill the faster car ovrtae the other?

My work:

55(t-3) = 40t]
55t-165 = 40t
-55t -55t
-165 = -15t
/-15 /-15
11 = t
9 = t-3

• HELPPPP!!!! -

Since when is 11-3=9?
So we all have Duh moments.
Good work almost.

• HELPPPP!!!! -

The wording of your problem is confusing.

The first car (car A) traveled at 40 mph and left three hours earlier than the second car (Car B).

Car A had traveled 120 miles when Car B left.
After 4 hours, A went 160 miles. B went 55 miles
5 hours: A went 200 mi. B went 110 mi.
6 hours: A went 240 mi. B went 165 mi.
7 hours: A went 280 mi. B went 220 mi.
8 hours: A went 320 mi. B went 275 mi.

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