Word problem for algebra

label Algebra
account_circle Unassigned
schedule 1 Day
account_balance_wallet $5

A bicycle path is 5 miles long. A man walks from one end at the rate of 3 mph. At the same time, a friend bicycles from the other end, traveling at 12 mph. In how many minutes will they meet? 

(what method do I have to use to figure this out?)

May 16th, 2015

hello there welcome to study pool!

this is relative velocity problem

the easiest method to solve is

stop one member and allowed to another member to travel

how to do it?

add 3mph to opposite direction of man walk.

then velocity of man=0

when add 3mph for bicycle 12+3=15mph

now we can apply 






May 16th, 2015

Studypool's Notebank makes it easy to buy and sell old notes, study guides, reviews, etc.
Click to visit
The Notebank
May 16th, 2015
May 16th, 2015
Oct 20th, 2017
Mark as Final Answer
Unmark as Final Answer
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

Final Answer