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Car A started driving north from point X traveling at a constant rate

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Car A started driving north from point X traveling at a constant rate of 40 miles per hour. One hour later, car B started driving north from point X at a constant rate of 30 miles per hour. Neither car changed direction of travel. If each car started with 8 gallons of fuel, which is consumed at a rate of 30 miles per gallon, how many miles apart were the two cars when car A ran out of fuel?

(A) 30
(B) 60
(C) 90
(D) 120
(E) 150

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car a can travel a max of 240 miles on 8 gallons of fuel.
This will be done in 240/40 hrs, i.e 6 hours

in 6 hours, car b would have traveled 30x5 miles( + 1 hour of being stationary.)

Therefore the ans should be 240 - 150= 90miles
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Car A started driving north from point X traveling at a constant rate of 40 miles per hour. One hour later, car B started driving north from point X at a constant rate of 30 miles per hour. Neither car changed direction of travel. If each car started with 8 gallons of fuel, which is consumed at a rate of 30 miles per gallon, how many miles apart were the two cars when car A ran out of fuel?

(A) 30
(B) 60
(C) 90
(D) 120
(E) 150



Car A can travel a total of = 8*30 = 240 miles before it runs out of fuel

Time taken for Car A to travel 240 miles at a speed of 40 mph = 240/40 = 6 hours

Car B starts from point X, one hour later than Car A, hence it travels for 5 hours.

Distance traveled by Car B in 5 hours at a speed of 30 mph = 5*30 = 150 miles


Hence Distance between Car A & B, when Car A stops = 240 - 150 = 90 miles



Answer C.



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Given:
    • Car A started driving north from point X traveling at a constant rate of 40 miles per hour
    • One hour later, car B started driving north from point X at a constant rate of 30 miles per hour
    • Neither car changed direction of travel
    • Each car started with 8 gallons of fuel, which is consumed at a rate of 30 miles per gallon

To find:
    • How many miles apart were the two cars when car A ran out of fuel

Approach and Working:
With 8 gallons of fuel,
    • Car A can travel for 30 * 8 = 240 miles
    • Time taken by car A to travel 240 miles = \(\frac{240}{40}\) hours = 6 hours

As car B started 1 hour after car A, travel time for car B = 5 hours
    • In 5 hours, car B travelled = 5 * 30 = 150 miles
    • Therefore, the distance between them = 240 – 150 = 90 miles

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

Answer: C
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