# SOLUTION: 5. Atlanta and Cincinnati are 440 mi apart. John leaves Cincinnati , driving toward Atlanta at an average speed of 60 mph. Pat leaves Atlanta at the same time, driving toward Cinci

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 Question 377570: 5. Atlanta and Cincinnati are 440 mi apart. John leaves Cincinnati , driving toward Atlanta at an average speed of 60 mph. Pat leaves Atlanta at the same time, driving toward Cincinnati in her antique auto , averaging 28 mph. How long will it take them to meet? I am SO bad at these problems, i've been trying all morning! Please help!! :(Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi D = r*t Or D/r= t Note: John and Pat will be driving the same amount of time Let x represent the distance Jon travels, then (440mi-x) will be Pat's distance. Cross mulitply to solve for x 28x = 60(440-x) 28x = 60*440 - 60x 88x = 60*440 x = 60*440/88 x = 300mi, distance Jon travels 300mi/60mph = 5hrs, the time it took them to meet CHECKING OUR ANSWER 60MPH*5HR + 28MPH*5HR = 300MI + 140MI = 440MI ```