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# Katherine and Beatrice are 20 miles apart when they start moving towards each other. Katherine runs at a constant speed of 5 mph and Beatrice walks at a constant speed of 3 mph. How long does it take them to meet

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Answer:Katherine and Beatrice will meet after 2.5hrs.
Step-by-step explanation:Given:Distance between Katherine and Beatrice when they start moving towards each other= 20 milesSpeed at which Katherine runs =5 mphSpeed at which Beatrice walks =3 mphTo Find:Time taken for Katherine and Beatrice to meet each other Solution:Let assume number of hours after which Katherine and Beatrice = x hrs
Distance = speed x time
Distance travelled by Katherine in x hours =[tex]5\times x[/tex] = 5x
Distance travelled by Beatrice in x hours = [tex]3\times x[/tex]= 3x
Total distance covered together by Katherine in x hours and Beatrice in x hours is 20 miles .
=> 5x + 3x = 20
=>8x = 20
=> [tex]x = \frac{20}{8}[/tex]=> [tex]x = \frac{5}{2}[/tex]=> x=2.5
Number of hours after which Katherine and Beatrice meets = x hrs = 2.5hrs