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A motorist traveling 55 mph is being pursued by a highway patrol car traveling 65 mph. If the patrol car is four miles behind the motorist, how long will it take the patrol car to overtake the motorist?

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From the moment the chase begins to the time it ends, let the time be t hrs

distance covered by motorist = 55t
distance covered by cop = 65t
65t - 55t = 4
10t = 4
t = 4/10 hours = 24 minutes

long chase.

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