Two tourists left two towns simultaneously, the distance between which is 38 km, and met in 4 hours. What was the speed of each of the tourists, if the first one covered 2 km more than the second one before they met?
We can write the total distance traveled as:
We are told directly that the first tourist travels more than the second tourist:
We use these two equations to find the distance each tourist covered.
Substituting back to find
So we have found
We know that each tourist traveled for