# SOLUTION: Two cars leave the same place at the same time, one going east and one going west. The eastbound car averages 40mph, while the westbound car averages 50mph. In how many hours will

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 621651: Two cars leave the same place at the same time, one going east and one going west. The eastbound car averages 40mph, while the westbound car averages 50mph. In how many hours will they be 300 miles apartAnswer by nerdybill(6958)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Two cars leave the same place at the same time, one going east and one going west. The eastbound car averages 40mph, while the westbound car averages 50mph. In how many hours will they be 300 miles apart . Let x = time (hours) traveled then applying the distance formula (d=rt): 40x + 50x = 300 90x = 300 x = 300/90 x = 3.33 hours or x = 3 hours and 20 minutes