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

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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, but this time the drivers are heading towards each other!

Problem Text: A police car and a sports car are 15 miles apart and traveling towards one another. The sports car is traveling 10 miles per hour faster than the police car. They meet in 6 minutes. How fast are they traveling?

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