Two cars are driving towards each other from towns that are 150 miles apart. The first car is traveling 45 miles per hour, and the second is traveling 55 miles per hour. If each leaves at 2:15, when will the two cars pass on the road? 

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

To solve, refer to the figure.

Let d1 be the distance traveled by the first car and d2 be the distance traveled by the second car.

Since the two cars are 150 miles apart at the start, when they meet, the sum of their distances traveled is 150 miles.


Then, express the equation in terms of time. Let t be the number of...

(The entire section contains 180 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
This image has been Flagged as inappropriate Click to unflag
Image (1 of 1)
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team