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September 22nd, 2014, 04:19 AM   #11
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 Originally Posted by Denis It takes 15 hours for A and B to be at exactly the same spot!!
No no , look at the initial post here:

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 Originally Posted by Sadia Hey guys! Ive been stuck on this question for some good time, and i really need the answer... thanx all Question: Two persons, A and B, who are 20 km apart, meet after 5 hours if they walk towards eachother. However if they walk in the same direction from their starting points, it takes A 15 hours to overtake B. Find their speed of walking.

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 September 22nd, 2014, 08:23 AM #12 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038 Don't get a heart attack, Prakhar; I meant that it "should be": It takes 15 hours for A and B to be at exactly the same spot!!
 September 22nd, 2014, 11:28 AM #13 Senior Member   Joined: Jul 2014 From: भारत Posts: 1,178 Thanks: 230 O.K. Denis, I'll try my best not to get a heart attack, but you mean to say that the question is worded incorrectly ? Instead of "overtake" should it be "meet" ? O.K. Thanks for this info. since I would have spent hours thinking about it, thanks for saving my time. Now I can to this in the time saved Thanks again.
 September 27th, 2014, 03:46 PM #14 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2014 From: Toronto Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 well... isnt that the point of math forums? i might as well just looked at the back of the textbook than coming here -____________-
September 27th, 2014, 05:09 PM   #15
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 Originally Posted by Sadia well... isnt that the point of math forums?
What "point"?
Would your teacher allow you to get full solutions at math sites?

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