# SOLUTION: Bill leaves Histown at 11:30 am and drives towards Hertown, 86 miles away, at 55 mph. Sue leaves Hertown at 12:45 and drives towards Histown at 60 mph. When and where will they

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 Question 354981: Bill leaves Histown at 11:30 am and drives towards Hertown, 86 miles away, at 55 mph. Sue leaves Hertown at 12:45 and drives towards Histown at 60 mph. When and where will they meet?Answer by stanbon(57307)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Bill leaves Histown at 11:30 am and drives towards Hertown, 86 miles away, at 55 mph. Sue leaves Hertown at 12:45 and drives towards Histown at 60 mph. When and where will they meet? ----- Bill DATA: rate = 55 mph ; time = x hrs ; distance = rt = 55x miles ------------------- Sue DATA: rate = 60 mph ; time = (x-(5/4)) hrs ; distance = 60(x-(5/4)) miles -------------------------------------------------------------- Equation: distance + distance = 86 miles 55x + 60x - 5*15 = 86 115x = 161 x = 1.4 hrs (Time they meet will be 11:30+ 1.4 hrs = 12:54 pm ------ The meeting point will be 1.4(55) = 77 miles from Histown. ====================== Cheers, Stan H.