John leaves home traveling to the next city at 50 mph. His sister Joann leaves home 30 minutes later, traveling the same route as John, but Joann travels 65 mph. How long will it take Joann to catch up with John?

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- February 24th 2010, 01:08 AMsri340distance problemJohn leaves home traveling to the next city at 50 mph. His sister Joann leaves home 30 minutes later, traveling the same route as John, but Joann travels 65 mph. How long will it take Joann to catch up with John?
- February 24th 2010, 01:11 AMEmergency
just a tip. remember they are travelling per hour so in 30 min John would have already travelled 25miles. But his sister travels 32.5miles in 30 min. Think it through.

- February 24th 2010, 03:59 PMsatx
- February 25th 2010, 01:35 AMHallsofIvy
As Emergency said, when Joann leaves home she is 25 miles behind John. She is travelling 65- 50= 15 mph faster than John. How long will it take her to make up 25 miles at a relative speed of 15 mph?