# SOLUTION: Tom gets on the elevator at the 11th floor and rides up at a rate of 57 floors per minute. At the same time, Jan gets on an elevator on the 51st floor and rides down at a rate of 6

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 533990: Tom gets on the elevator at the 11th floor and rides up at a rate of 57 floors per minute. At the same time, Jan gets on an elevator on the 51st floor and rides down at a rate of 63 floors per minute. If they continue traveling at these rates, at which floor will their paths cross?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Tom gets on the elevator at the 11th floor and rides up at a rate of 57 floors per minute. At the same time, Jan gets on an elevator on the 51st floor and rides down at a rate of 63 floors per minute. If they continue traveling at these rates, at which floor will their paths cross? : find the time (t) at which this will occur 11 + 57t = 51 - 63t 57t + 63t = 51 - 11 120t = 40 t = min travel time when they meet : Find the floor they should meet at, using Tom's elevator 11 + = 30th floor Check this using Jan's elevator 51 - = 30th floor