# Need help fast

• Apr 23rd 2008, 11:36 AM
j_dryden
Need help fast
Two cyclists, one averaging 10 miles per hour and the other 12 miles per hour, start from the same town at the same time. If they travel in opposite directions, after how long will they be 66 miles apart?
• Apr 23rd 2008, 11:41 AM
Mathstud28
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Originally Posted by j_dryden
Two cyclists, one averaging 10 miles per hour and the other 12 miles per hour, start from the same town at the same time. If they travel in opposite directions, after how long will they be 66 miles apart?

$Distance=10x+22x=22x$

$66=22x\Rightarrow{x=3}$

Verify 12*3+10*3=36+30=66