word problem algebra?

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Two trucks leave from the same place at the same time traveling in opposite directions. One travels at a rate of 60 mph and the other travels at 50 mph. How long will it take them to be 165 miles apart?

May 16th, 2015

solve 50t + 60t = 165

110t=165

Divide by 110= 1.5 hours

May 16th, 2015

thank you. Is there a method to use for solving word problems like this?

May 16th, 2015

generally when i wrote out the equation foloow that so lets say you have 2 trains travelling at same time in opposite directions one going 30 and other going 60. when will they be 240 miles apart you follow the same set up

EX. 

30t+60t=240 

then just solve for x

May 16th, 2015

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