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A and B are 100 meters apart. A starts moving towards B at the same time B starts moving in the same direction away from A. If the Speed of B is 8 km/hr and that of A is 10 km/hr , how far will B have gone before he is overtaken?

Please post an explanation to solve the problem? Can`t figure it out.

400 meters

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jimmy86 wrote:
A and B are 100 meters apart. A starts moving towards B at the same time B starts moving in the same direction away from A. If the Speed of B is 8 km/hr and that of A is 10 km/hr , how far will B have gone before he is overtaken?

Please post an explanation to solve the problem? Can`t figure it out.


First approach:

To catch up to B, A must travel 100 meters more than B.
Rate for A = 10000 m/hr, Rate for B = 8000 m/hr.
Distance A = r*t = 10000t
Distance B = r*t = 8000t
Thus, 10000t = 8000t + 100
2000t = 100
t = 100/2000 = 1/20 hours.
Distance for B = r*t = (1/20)*8000 = 400 meters.

Second approach:

Plug in the answer choices, which would represent the distance traveled by B.

B = 400 meters
Time for B = d/r = 400/8000 = 1/20 hours.
Distance for A = r*t = 10000*(1/20) = 500 meters.
A-B = 500-400 = 100 meters.
Since A travels 100 meters more than B, A will catch up to B. Thus, we would have found the correct answer.
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jimmy86 wrote:
A and B are 100 meters apart. A starts moving towards B at the same time B starts moving in the same direction away from A. If the Speed of B is 8 km/hr and that of A is 10 km/hr , how far will B have gone before he is overtaken?

Please post an explanation to solve the problem? Can`t figure it out.


This question comes under the concept of Relative speed.
Given A & B are 100m apart and B is moving in the same direction away from A
Therefore their relative speed (ie., speed of B with respect to speed of A) is 2 km/hr
Carefully observe that speeds of A & B are given in Km/hr, we need to convert into m/s

distance = speed * time
100 = (2 * 5/18) * t
=> t = 180 sec

Therefore distance travelled by B in 180 sec is ( 8 * 180) = 1440 m or 1.4 KM
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jimmy86 wrote:
A and B are 100 meters apart. A starts moving towards B at the same time B starts moving in the same direction away from A. If the Speed of B is 8 km/hr and that of A is 10 km/hr , how far will B have gone before he is overtaken?

Please post an explanation to solve the problem? Can`t figure it out.


First approach:

To catch up to B, A must travel 100 meters more than B.
Rate for A = 10000 m/hr, Rate for B = 8000 m/hr.
Distance A = r*t = 10000t
Distance B = r*t = 8000t
Thus, 10000t = 8000t + 100
2000t = 100
t = 100/2000 = 1/20 hours.
Distance for B = r*t = (1/20)*8000 = 400 meters.

Second approach:

Plug in the answer choices, which would represent the distance traveled by B.

B = 400 meters
Time for B = d/r = 400/8000 = 1/20 hours.
Distance for A = r*t = 10000*(1/20) = 500 meters.
A-B = 500-400 = 100 meters.
Since A travels 100 meters more than B, A will catch up to B. Thus, we would have found the correct answer.


Loved the way you explained the steps. Thanks a lot. :idea:
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distance between A & B = 100m
difference of speed \(= 10-8 = 2km/h = \frac{100}{3}\) m/min

time required to cover 100m \(= \frac{100*3}{100} = 3mins\)

distance traveled by B in 3mins \(= \frac{8000*3}{60}= 400m\)


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A gains 2km/hr on B
A needs to gain 100 meters=.1 k
.1 k/2 km/hr=1/20 hour
(1/20 hr)(8 km/hr)=.4 km=400 meters distance for B
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Since they will be traveling for the same amount of time I set the two times equal to one another (x is the distance for B):

Distance covered by A: x + 100
Distance covered by B: x

\((x + 100) / 10 = x / 8\) --> solve for x. \(x = 400\)
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jimmy86 wrote:
A and B are 100 meters apart. A starts moving towards B at the same time B starts moving in the same direction away from A. If the Speed of B is 8 km/hr and that of A is 10 km/hr , how far will B have gone before he is overtaken?

Please post an explanation to solve the problem? Can`t figure it out.

400 meters


3 mins to overtake
400 metres
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