# SOLUTION: I hate word problems. I have a tough time trying to comprehend them and extract a formula. Anyway-here's the problem: Earthquakes generate two circular waves, p-waves and s-waves,

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Length-and-distance Question 34968This question is from textbook : I hate word problems. I have a tough time trying to comprehend them and extract a formula. Anyway-here's the problem: Earthquakes generate two circular waves, p-waves and s-waves, that travel outwards The p-waves travel faster, but the s-waves do the most damage. Suppose the p-waves have a velocity of 3.6 miles per second and s-waves have a velocity of 1.8 miles per second. How long after the earthquake will p-waves and s-waves be 80 miles apart?This question is from textbook Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!80=3.6T-1.8T OR 80=1.8T OR T=80/1.8 OR T=44 4/9 SEC.