Question 628792: Jake and Elmer leave New york traveling Southwest at a rate of 50 mph. 2 hours later, the highway police leaves New york traveling in the same direction. At the rate of 75 mph . How many hours will it take the police to catch Jake and Elmer? Answer by richwmiller(9143) (Show Source):
You can put this solution on YOUR website! In those two hours, Jake and Elmer have traveled 100 miles.
The cops are traveling 25 mph faster.
It will take 4 hours for the cops to catch up.