Cars X and Y were traveling together on a straight road at a constant speed of 55 miles per hour when car X stopped for five minutes. If car Y continued to travel at 55 miles per hour, how many minutes from the time that car X resumed traveling did it take Car X traveling at 60 miles per hour to catch up with Y?

X- Minutes traveled by either Car X or Car Y

Which way is best?

Start + End = Start + End

55x + 55( x + 5)= 55x + 60x

Car Y or Car X

Start + End

55( x-5) + 60x = 55( x +5) + 55( x)

What's wrong with my third approach, Y travels for an additional five minutes, X travels for an additional five minutes, see if you can point out the error.

Victor

Car X traveled for five fewer minutes whereas Car Y traveled for five greater minutes.

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