Mathematics

Question

Please help me ASAP! I will friend you (probably)! The first correct answer will get brainiest! Terry and Tao are canoeing on a lake that is 2000 meters across from the west side of the lake to the east side. Terry rows at 60 meters per minute and Tao rows at 40 meters per minute. Terry starts rowing at 2 PM from the west end of the lake, and Tao starts rowing from the east end of the lake at 2:05 PM. If they always row directly towards each other, at what time will the two meet?

1 Answer

  • erry starts rowing at 2 pm from the west end of the lake, and Tao starts rowing from the east end of the lake at 2:05 pm. 
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    Terry DATA:
    rate = 60 meter/min ; time = x min ; distance = r*t = 60x meters
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    Tao DATA:
    rate = 40 meter/min ; time = x-5 min ; distance = r*t = 40(x-5) meters
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    If they always row directly towards each other at what time will the two meet?

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    Equation:
    dist + dist = 2000 meters
    60x + 40(x-5) = 2000
    20x = 1800
    x = 90 minutes
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