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A police car is asked to overtake a red sedan that is 1.6 km ahead of it on the freeway. The red sedan is traveling at 80 km/hr and the police car travels at 100 km/hr. When will the police car overtake the sedan?

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asked by Cas
  1. the police car is moving 20 km/hr faster, and must make up 1.6km. That will take

    1.6km / 20km/hr = 1.6/20 hr

    No idea when that will be...

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    posted by Steve
  2. whats the answer

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    posted by jay
  3. wait its 1.6/20? that .08 I think

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    posted by umknown

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