Time X rate = distance

Whats the difference when they are traveling toward each other and traveling in opposite directions?....

which one do u have to minus??

help 30 minutes from now im going to leave for m exAM

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- September 14th 2006, 06:06 PM^_^Engineer_Adam^_^Urgent question about algebra motion problem!!!
Time X rate = distance

Whats the difference when they are traveling toward each other and traveling in opposite directions?....

which one do u have to minus??

help 30 minutes from now im going to leave for m exAM - September 14th 2006, 06:18 PMtopsquark
Are you trying to ask about relative speed? To get the relative speed of two objects moving toward each other you add the two speeds. If they are both moving in the same direction, you subtract to get the relative speed.

Warning! Warning! Pet peeve alert!

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Time X rate = distance

"time x speed = distance." Okay, pet peeve over! :)

-Dan