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If car A stops after 35 miles, how long will it take car B to catch up?

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Car A and car B set off from the same point, at the same time, to travel the same journey. Car A travels at 48 mph and car B travels at 40 mph.

If car A stops after 35 miles, how long will it take car B to catch up?

posted Oct 3, 2014 by Akriti

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8 minutes and 45 seconds

answer Oct 23, 2014 by Chris Sharpe
Car A travels 35 Miles will take 60*35/48 = 43 Min 45 sec
Car B will travel 43.75*40/60 = 29.17 Mile in this time.

Now Car B is short of 35-29.17=5.83Miles which it will cover 5.83*60/40 i.e. 8 Min 45 sec

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