Practice Motorcycle Number of Hours

puremath

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A minivan traveling at 50 mph and a motorcycle traveling at 60 mph cover the same distance. It takes the minivan 1 hour longer to make the trip. How many hours did it take for the motorcycle to make the trip?

minivan:

r = 50
t = x + 1

r•t = 50(x + 1)

motorcycle:

r = 60
t = x

r•t = 60x

Same distance means:

50(x + 1) = 60x

Correct set up?
 

MarkFL

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Correct. :)