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Two men depart from points 100 miles apart and drive away

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Two men depart from points 100 miles apart and drive away [#permalink]  01 Oct 2003, 15:05
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Two men depart from points 100 miles apart and drive away from each
other in opposite directions along the same line at avg. speeds of 45
and 50 mph , respectively. At the same time , two women leave the same
points and drive towards each other at avg. speeds of 45 and 55
mph. , respectively. When the women pass each other , how many miles
apart , the men will be ?

1)90
2)95
3)190
4)195
5)200
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Re: I think the answer should be 200 miles. [#permalink]  01 Oct 2003, 22:31
nzagha wrote:
200

nope...if you explain, i can tell you what you did wrong
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Hmmm ... [#permalink]  01 Oct 2003, 22:36
Well, since the men started with 100 miles away from each other. Then they started travelling @ 45 @ 50 m/h (res.).
I think the correct answer should be: 100+45+50 = 195 (not the 200) ... since one of the women is driving at 55 and not 50.

... I hope this is the right answer
Hmmm ...   [#permalink] 01 Oct 2003, 22:36
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