I hate word problems, someone please help
1.
At 8 am, a truck leaves a depot, traveling west at 45mph. Two hours later, a car leaves the same depot and travels at 60 mph until it overtakes the truck. At what time of day does the car overtake the truck?
2.
Find the three consecutive odd integers so that the sum of twice the largest and 3 times the smalled is 73
Thanks..
1. 8.00 Truck leaves at 45mph
10.00 Car leaves at 60mph
12:00 Truck has gone 4 x 45 = 140 miles
12:00 Car has gone 2 x 60 = 120 miles
13:00 Truck has gone 5 x 45 = 185 miles
13:00 Car has gone 3 x 60 = 180 miles
14:00 Truck has gone 6 x 45 = 230 miles
14:00 Car has gone 4 x 60 = 240 miles
12:30 Truck has gone 5.5 x 45 = 207.5 miles
12:30 Car has gone 3.5 x 60 = 210 miles
12:20 Truck has gone 5 1/3 x 45 = 200 miles
12:20 Car has gone 3 1/3 x 60 = 200 miles
OK. Trial and error does the trick after a few minutes. The car will overtake the truck at 12:20:01.
2. Again, trial and error does the trick. The numbers are 13, 15, 17.
2 x 17 = 34
+
3 x 13 = 39
= 73