A cargo plane left an airport at noon and flew toward New York at the average rate of 300 mph. at 2pm a jet plane left the same airport for New York and flew the same route as the cargo plane at the average rate of 500mph. how many miles did the jet plane fly before it overtook the cargo plane?

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\[600+300t=500t\] solve for t to get the time they met

in 3 hours both planes have gone 1500 miles

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