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# Neel and Jacob start from opposite ends of a 28-mile trail and begin

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kungfury42 wrote:
Actually we didn't have to do so much, since they travel for the same amount of time from starting till meeting, the distances travelled by them would be in the ratio of their speeds.

Distance covered by Neil
= $$\frac{4}{(4+3)}*28$$
= $$\frac{4}{7}*28$$
= $$4*4$$
= $$16$$

Hence, option D.

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Since both are travelling in opp directions, add their speed (3+4) = 7mph

Now since they both start at opposite ends of a 28 mile track, they will meet when they both cover 28 miles in total. So time = 28/7 = 4 hr

They will meet after 4 hrs, distance travelled by Neel = 4 hr * 4mph = 16 miles

Hence option D
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