# Two cars were 539 miles apart and started traveling towards each other on the same road at the same time. One car is going at 37 miles per hour, the other is going at 61 miles per hour. How long did it take for the two cars to pass each other?

##### 1 Answer

May 27, 2016

The time is

#### Explanation:

Apart from the speeds given, there are two extra pieces of information which are given, but are not obvious.

Let

Write an expression for the distance travelled in terms of

Distance = speed x time

So,

The time is