# SOLUTION: This will use distance velocity and time and will require 2 equations I bicycle at 20 mph and leave the starting point at 8 AM My buddy drives at 40 mph and leaves the starti

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 203774: This will use distance velocity and time and will require 2 equations I bicycle at 20 mph and leave the starting point at 8 AM My buddy drives at 40 mph and leaves the starting point at 10 AM following me How far have I gone when he catches up and how much time has passed I got the answer as, I will have traveled 80 miles and 4 hours will have passed, but I would like to see it in a formula, so I can understand the algebra formula Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!if your time is T, then your buddy's time is T-2 (two hours less) you know the rates when he catches up, you both will have travelled an EQUAL distance d = r * t 20 * T = 40 * (T - 2) ___ 20T = 40T - 80 ___ -20T = -80 ___ T = 4 substituting back to find distance ___ d = 20 * 4 ___ d = 80