Algebra – Word Problems – Rate and Distance Part 1/3

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Word problems are challenging, but rewarding once you learn how they’re done! Let’s take a look at another word problem. In this problem we’ll find the speed of a driver by comparing their driving time, distance, and speed of another driver.

Problem Text: Sammy leaves town drive 40 miles per hour. 2 hours later, Carol leaves from the same place traveling the same road. She catches Sammy after 5 hours and 20 minutes. How fast was Carol driving?

Questions?

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