Q:

Elena and Jada are 12 miles apart on a path when they start moving towards each other Elena runs at a constant speed of 5 miles per hour and Jada walks a constant speed of 3 miles per hour how long does it take untill Elena and Jada meet? please explain answer. Thank you!

Accepted Solution

A:
if you really want to figure this out you make an equation to solve for the time
let's let
x = time from Elena to Jada and
x = time from Jada to Elena
12 then the equation
12 = 5x +3x
would help figuring out their distance say for one of them
12 = x(5+3)
12/8 = x
1.5 = x
1. 5 hours they will meet up