# SOLUTION: Two cars leave town at the same time going in opposite directions. One of them travels 55 mph and the other 65 mph. In how many hours will they be 150 miles apart? Note: Everytim

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 541144: Two cars leave town at the same time going in opposite directions. One of them travels 55 mph and the other 65 mph. In how many hours will they be 150 miles apart? Note: Everytime I try to solve this problem I get 1 hour and 25 minutes, but my teacher says this is the wrong answer. It would really help me if you could show the work for this problem so I know what I'm doing wrong. Thank you!Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!One car speed = 55 mph Another car speed = 65 mph They are going away from each other. Add up their speed =120 mph distance = 150 miles Time = d/r time = 150/120 time = 15/12 time = 5/4 hours =1.25 hours (0.25 hours is not 25 minutes) (0.25 hours = 0.25 *60 = 15 minutes 1 hour 15 minutes