## anonymous one year ago Mike and Jamal are 9 miles apart, and are planning to meet up. Mike is walking at an average speed of 3 miles per hour to meet Jamal. Jamal is driving at an average speed of 25 miles per hour to meet Mike.

1. misty1212

HI!!

2. anonymous

Which equation can be used to find t, the time it takes for Mike and Jamal to meet? 25t – 3t = 0 25t – 3t = 9 25t + 3t = 1 25t + 3t = 9

3. misty1212

don't you hate word problems?

4. misty1212

5. anonymous

Haha.. yeah. Sometimes they get a little difficult. But, I want to know how to do this properly so I don't mess up on my exam!

6. misty1212

i would have said solve $28t=9$ or just compute $\frac{9}{28}$ but i guess they want you do pretend you are an idiot and not know that $$25t+3t=28t$$

7. anonymous

Thank you! :) I got it now!