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**magentarita** A truck traveling at a constant rate of 45 miles per hour leaves Albany. One hour later a car traveling at a constant rate of 60 miles per hour also leaves Albany traveling in the same direction on the same highway. How long will it take for the car to catch up to the

truck, if both vehicles continue in the same direction on the highway?

MY ATTEMPT:

...........................rate.......time........ ......distance

truck.....................45.........x + 1.............45(x + 1)

car........................60...........x......... ........60x

Is this the right set up to find the answer?

I then equate the distances because they are traveling in the same direction.

Is this correct?

45(x + 1) = 60x