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
distance = 150 miles
Time = d/r
time = 150/120
time = 15/12
time = 5/4 hours
(0.25 hours is not 25 minutes)
(0.25 hours = 0.25 *60 = 15 minutes
1 hour 15 minutes