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Distance problems

paulmdrdo

Active member
May 13, 2013
386
A light plane leaves the airport at 9 A.M. traveling at an average speed of 200 miles
per hour . At 11 A.M. a jet plane departs and follows the same route. If the jet travels
at an average speed of 600 miles per hour, at what time will the jet overtake the
light plane?

how will i represent the time here?(use one variable only)
 

mente oscura

Well-known member
Nov 29, 2013
172
A light plane leaves the airport at 9 A.M. traveling at an average speed of 200 miles
per hour . At 11 A.M. a jet plane departs and follows the same route. If the jet travels
at an average speed of 600 miles per hour, at what time will the jet overtake the
light plane?

how will i represent the time here?(use one variable only)
Hello.

You observe that, if the first one uses a time "t", the second one will use a time "t-2".

You can, solve the question.:)

Regards.