# SOLUTION: A camper gets on to the highway traveling at a speed of 53 mph. Three hours later , a car gets on the same highway at the same place and travels at a speed of 68 mph. How much time

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 Question 614267: A camper gets on to the highway traveling at a speed of 53 mph. Three hours later , a car gets on the same highway at the same place and travels at a speed of 68 mph. How much time will it take for the car to overtake the camper ?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Camper 53 mph Car 68 mph Difference in time= 3 hours Camper will have covered 159.00 miles before Car starts on highway catch up distance= 159.00 miles catch up speed = 68 -53 mph catch up speed = 15 mph Catchup time = catchup distance/catch up speed catch up time= 159 / 15 catch up time= 10.60 hours 10 hours 36 minutes