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Unformatted text preview: Now, let t stand for the time Ms. Twill drives before overtaking Mrs. Benevides. Then Mrs. Benevides drives for hours before being overtaken. Next, set up the following chart. rate r time t = distance d Ms. Twill 60 mph t 60 t Mrs. Benevides 50 mph Because each travels the same distance, Ms. Twill overtakes Mrs. Benevides after 2.5 hours of driving. The exact time can be figured out by using Ms. Twill's starting time: 9:30 + 2:30 = 12 noon. Since Ms. Twill has traveled for 2.5 hours at 60 mph, she has traveled 2.5 60, which is 150 miles. So, Mrs. Benevides is overtaken at 12 noon, and each has traveled 150 miles....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07