MATH SOLVE

2 months ago

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

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