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− | Let their speeds in kilometers per hour be <math>v_A</math> and <math>v_L</math>. We know that <math>v_A=3v_L</math> and that <math>v_A+v_L=60</math>. (The second equation follows from the fact that <math>1 | + | Let their speeds in kilometers per hour be <math>v_A</math> and <math>v_L</math>. We know that <math>v_A=3v_L</math> and that <math>v_A+v_L=60</math>. (The second equation follows from the fact that <math>1,\unit{\mathrm km/min} = 60,\unit{\mathrm km/h}</math>.) This solves to <math>v_A=45</math> and <math>v_L=15</math>. |
As the distance decreases at a rate of <math>1</math> kilometer per minute, after <math>5</math> minutes the distance between them will be <math>20-5=15</math> kilometers. | As the distance decreases at a rate of <math>1</math> kilometer per minute, after <math>5</math> minutes the distance between them will be <math>20-5=15</math> kilometers. |
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Problem
Andrea and Lauren are kilometers apart. They bike toward one another with Andrea traveling three times as fast as Lauren, and the distance between them decreasing at a rate of kilometer per minute. After minutes, Andrea stops biking because of a flat tire and waits for Lauren. After how many minutes from the time they started to bike does Lauren reach Andrea?
Solution
Let their speeds in kilometers per hour be and . We know that and that . (The second equation follows from the fact that $1,\unit{\mathrm km/min} = 60,\unit{\mathrm km/h}$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Undefined control sequence.).) This solves to and .
As the distance decreases at a rate of kilometer per minute, after minutes the distance between them will be kilometers.
From this point on, only Lauren will be riding her bike. As there are kilometers remaining and , she will need exactly an hour to get to Andrea. Therefore the total time in minutes is .
See Also
2009 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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