# SOLUTION: Please help. The question is: New York City and Washington D.C. are about 240 miles apart. A car leaves NYC at noon traveling directly south toward Washington, D.C. at 55 miles pe

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 186450This question is from textbook Thinking Mathematically : Please help. The question is: New York City and Washington D.C. are about 240 miles apart. A car leaves NYC at noon traveling directly south toward Washington, D.C. at 55 miles per hour. At the same time and along the same route, a second car leaves Washington, D.C. bound for NYC traveling directly north at 45 miles per hour. How far has each car traveled when the drivers meet for lunch at 2:24 p.m.? Thank you for your time.This question is from textbook Thinking Mathematically Answer by dukesmart(20)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let put x the distance the driver from NYC drive to have lunch at 12:24pm Let put y the distance the driver from Wash.DC drive to have lunch at 12:24pm we have the equation as follows: x/55 = y/45 ...... (1) then we have x+y = 240 .........(2) From (1) we have x=55y/45 and 55y/45 + y =240 or 55y+ 45y = 240*45=10,800 then 100y = 10,800 y= 108 miles ===========> x=240-108=132 x=132 miles