Math.. help.

A bungee jumper leaps from the top of a building that is 420 feet tall and falls at an average rate of 95 feet per second. at the time of the jump, the elevator is at a height of 130 feet and rising at a rate of 3.6 feet per second. about how many seconds will pass until the jumper and the elevator are at the same height.

The time is the same, the place is the same.

The person falls x feet (95t),so its position is 420 - 95t; the elevator rises to (130+3.6t).

Set the places equal..

420 - 95t= 130 + 3.6 t

solve for time.
check my thinking

okay thanks that helped a bunch.. how would you solve for the height they'll meet at in that same equation?

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