# SOLUTION: At 9 am a car leaves a city traveling west. An good and half later a faster car leaves the same city traveling east. At 2 pm the two cars are 410 miles apart. If the slower car tra

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Coordinate Systems and Linear Equations  -> Linear Equations and Systems Word Problems -> SOLUTION: At 9 am a car leaves a city traveling west. An good and half later a faster car leaves the same city traveling east. At 2 pm the two cars are 410 miles apart. If the slower car tra      Log On

 Ad: You enter your algebra equation or inequality - Algebrator solves it step-by-step while providing clear explanations. Free on-line demo . Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations! Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!

 Linear Solvers Practice Answers archive Word Problems Lessons In depth

 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 619776: At 9 am a car leaves a city traveling west. An good and half later a faster car leaves the same city traveling east. At 2 pm the two cars are 410 miles apart. If the slower car travels at 2/3 the speed of the faster car, what is the speed of the fast car Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15634)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! At 9 am a car leaves a city traveling west. Assume you mean An HOUR and half later a faster car leaves the same city traveling east. At 2 pm the two cars are 410 miles apart. If the slower car travels at 2/3 the speed of the faster car, what is the speed of the fast car : Let s = speed of the fast car then s = speed of the slower car : Find the travel time of the slower car: 9 am to 2 pm = 5 hrs Find the travel time of the faster car: 5 - 1.5 = 3.5 hrs : WRite a distance equation; dist = speed * time slow car dist + fast car dist = 410 miles s * 5 + 3.5s = 410 s + 3.5s = 410 Multiply by 3 10s + 10.5s = 1230 20.5s = 1230 s = s = 60 mph is the fast car then *60 = 40 mph is the slow car