# SOLUTION: A bus leaves a station at 1P.M. traveling west at an average rate of 44 mi/h. One hour later a second bus leaves the same station, traveling east at a rate of 48 mi/h. At what ti

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 Question 71459: A bus leaves a station at 1P.M. traveling west at an average rate of 44 mi/h. One hour later a second bus leaves the same station, traveling east at a rate of 48 mi/h. At what time will the two buses be 274 miles apart?Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!44x+48(x-1)=274 44x+48x-48=274 92x=274+48 92x=322 x=322/92 x=3.5 hours later the buses were 274 miles apart.