Algebra

Joe Spout left a campsite on a trip down the river in a canoes, traveling at 6km/h. Four hours later, Joe's father set out after him in a motorboat. The motorboat traveled at 30km/h. How far had Joe traveled down the river when his father overtook him?

How do I write this as an equation?

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  1. they to the same distance, with four hours time difference.
    distanceJoe=6*t
    distancdDad=30(t-4)

    set the distances equal, solve for time t.
    then solve for distance.

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  2. So how do I write it as one single equation?

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  3. I know the time is one hour.

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